Dear Friends,

Welcome to our website, the official on-line presence of the Watsonville-Santa Cruz Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL).

While we draw our membership primarily from the residents of Santa Cruz County and northern Monterey County (Pajaro Valley), we have members who live in other parts of the United States. Presently, with 320 members, we are the ninth largest of 112 chapters in the National JACL.

We, of the 21st Century and in the beginning of the presidency of Barack Obama, live in a culturally-rich society with people of divergent views. A few people, unfortunately, have failed to leave behind their archaic, hateful, social and cultural stereotypes and attitudes.
Please join our family of concerned citizens. We welcome and thank you for your support.

Paul Kaneko, Civil Rights Chairman