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