Japanese Welfare Rights Organization
Federation For Progress
In March 1982 Carol Ono, was chair of the LA Action Coalition and part of the Organizing Committee for a Federation For Progress.
According to the Communist Workers Party newspaper Workers Viewpoint March 9 1983, page 3, more than 300 people gathered in Los Angeles to organize a large solidarity conference to coincide with the 1984 los Angeles Olympics.
Organized by Federation For Progress, participants included CISPES, Gray Panthers, ACLU, Alliance for Survival, National Lawyers Guild, NOW, National Resistance Coalition, and United Against Black Genocide.
The conference opened with presentations from Michio Kaku, Wilson Riles, Jr. of the Oakland City Council and Nancy Baker of San Diego Coalition of Labor Union Women. It ended with a powerful presentation at the First Unitarian Church where Phillip Zwerling an advisory board member of the Greensboro Justice Fund was Minister.
California State Assembymember Maxine Waters, Ramsey Clark, Michio Kaku and San Francisco Supervisor Harry Britt, "raised the political and spiritual challenges confronting the American people in the struggle for jobs, peace and equality."
Highlight of the conference was the discussion of plans for the 1984 Olympics. Participants were Carol Ono of Federation for Progress, Berkeley professor Harry Edwards, UCLA instructor Judy Chu and Mark Ridley-Thomas, president of the SCLC.
"Survival Day 84"
Approximately 3,500 marchers attended the "Survival Day 84" march and rally in McArthur Park Los Angeles Sunday August 5 1984.The event was the culmination of a week of disarmament and and anti-imperialist solidarity events known as "Survival Fest 84."
Letter to Samaranch
The '84 Mobilization for Peace and Justice, penned a July 25, 1984 letter to Dr. Juan Antonio Samaranch and Members of the International Olympic Committee, Olympic Headquarters Biltmore Hotel 515 S. Olive St. Los Angeles, CA 90013
- We wish to express our outrage at the statements made by members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in support of the Racist Apartheid Regime of South Africa, which is seeking to regain membership of the IOC. Morever we think that appropriate measures should be taken to hasten Mr. Roby's planned retirement and to replace Mr. Roosevelt as members of the IOC.
Carol Ono, Federation For Progress, signed the letter.
Asian Americans for Jesse Jackson
In January 1984 Ranko Yamada met with others in the Bay Area whose convictions mirrored his.
They agreed to sponsor a meeting to initiate a Northern California Asian committee . Contacting friends and organizations they'd worked with over the years, the six of us — Ying Lee Kelley, Carol Ono, David Kakishiba, Steve Hom, Butch Wing, and Ranko Yamada — anticipated an attendance of maybe 60 people. But manning the reception table during the course of this January 12th meeting, Yamada greeted more than 100 people.
- We gave ourselves a name — Asian Americans for Jesse Jackson — elected officers, and collected $500 on the spot!
Helping Judy Chu
- [Workers Viewpoint Feb 11, 82]
- Workers Viewpoint March 31 page 7
- Workers Viewpoint June 3 page 5
- [Information Digest, August 17 1984 page 243, 244]
- East Wind, Spring/Summer 84, page 18]
- Race and Politics: Asian Americans, Latinos, and Whites in a Los Angeles Suburb, By Leland T. Saito