Diane Tomoda

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Diane Tomoda died 2017, was a leader of the Japanese American Citizens League Sacramento Chapter.


Diane Tomoda was active in the political world having previously worked for the late Congressman Robert Matsui and former Governor Gray Davis. In 1988, she served as a delegate for Jesse Jackson at the Democratic National Convention. A past president of the JACL, she was also instrumental in the passage of HR 442, the Civil Liberties Act which resulted in redress for the internment of Japanese-American citizens during WWII.[1]

East Wind

In 1985 Elaine Lew and Diane Tomoda were Sacramento representative for the League of Revolutionary Struggle's East Wind.

"A call to build an organization for the 1990s and beyond"

Unity, January 28 1991, issued a statement "A call to build an organization for the 1990s and beyond" on pages 4 to 6.

This group was a split in the League of Revolutionary Struggle which soon became the Unity Organizing Committee.

Those listed as supporters of the call included Diane Tomoda, Asian Pacific Partnership for Leadership and Education, Sacramento. .