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National JACL Mike Honda Fellowship PRESS RELEASE: JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE (JACL) ANNOUNCES MIKE HONDA FELLOWSHIP JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE (JACL) ANNOUNCES MIKE HONDA FELLOWSHIP August 18, 2008 Los Angeles, CA - The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) seeks applications for the 2008-2009 Mike Honda Fellowship Program. This new fellowship will be focused on JACL's advocacy and public policy awareness/programming, education and work on projects associated with the JACL National Youth Student Council. The fellowship is named for the Honorable Congressman Mike Honda in recognition of his lifelong commitment to public service and extensive history in working with the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. The fellowship serves to honor Congressman Honda's commitment to Civil Rights for all Asian Pacific Americans. The Mike Honda Fellowship is funded by a generous $25,000 grant from Southern California Edison. Edison has an extensive history of financial and volunteer support for the API community. Floyd Mori, National Director of the JACL states, "We are extremely fortunate to be partnering with SoCal Edison, a company that is sensitive to the needs of our community and understands the challenges we face." "We are very pleased to have this opportunity to support JACL and this fellowship program to promote civic engagement and leadership development for the Japanese American community", said Wes Tanaka, SCE Public Affairs Director. " And, in naming the fellowship in honor of Congressman Honda, it is a fitting tribute in recognition of his ongoing and steadfast commitment to promote a strong voice for the API community" he said. The Mike Honda Fellowship will be in the Los Angeles office of the JACL. The term of the fellowship will be for a 10 month period and will begin in September of 2008. Interested applicants should download the application form, or and submit it along with a resume, cover letter, and writing sample by September 15, 2008. For questions or further information contact Craig Ishii at the JACL Pacific Southwest District Office: 213-626-4471 or email Questions? Contact Us: Japanese American Citizens League 244 S. San Pedro St. Suite 406 Los Angeles, CA 90012 Phone: 213-626-4471 Email: