Minoru Yasui Awarded Medal of Freedom


From About Us Page:  Peggy's box, took out "She is heading up the Presidential Medal of Freedom"

From Projects Box,  deleted "1) a campaign to recognize Min Yasui with a Presidential Medal of Freedom, which will entail national mobilization with media coverage of public events to take place after the nomination; " , substituted School Curriculum thing, the reference to the PMF in the third paragraph - " and the Medal of Freedom Campaign" , ref in 5), in Exhibits blurb changed PMF reference to Minoru Yasui Tribute and deleted reference to PMF in last sentence, and DELETED attendant blurb below



One of the goals of the Tribute project is the recognition of Minoru Yasui with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the nation, presented to “individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.” (from the White House webpage) This Medal was created by President John F. Kennedy in 1963 and, since that date, has been awarded to more than 500 persons from a broad range of backgrounds and fields.

Peggy Nagae, Min Yasui’s coram nobis attorney, is spearheading this pro-bono effort with a committee of attorneys and community supporters. State/regional Minoru Yasui Tribute (MYT) committees will seek endorsements from national civil rights organizations, members of Congress and local elected officials for the nomination, which we plan to submit to the White House in early 2015. A MYT committee Starter Kit has been developed specifically for the launch of the Presidential Medal of Freedom campaign; this Kit includes a background summary on achievements of Minoru Yasui; a detailed biographical timeline of the life of Minoru Yasui; this project description; description of the Presidential Medal of Freedom nomination strategy and instructions for the collection of endorsements; an agreement about commitments and ground rules; and Minoru Yasui Tribute project letterhead. For a copy of this Starter Kit, contact the MYT administrator, June Schumann at myasuitribute.info@gmail.com.


An error - this should be higher up on the page - fixed on site, and will be fixed when PMF stuff added back in


Additional activities taking place in support of the Min Yasui Tribute (MYT) project in general and the Presidential Medal of Freedom campaign in particular are: (red deleted)


1) production of a Min Yasui Tribute web page, to be linked to www.minoruyasui.org and www.minyasui.org and our fiscal sponsor, the Oregon Nikkei Endowment (http://www.oregonnikkei.org/).


2) Production of Min Yasui Tribute web pages in the social media, Facebook and Twitter.


3) Media coverage of Min Yasui Tribute events; blog and newspaper/magazine articles, feature stories and reports.

On Donate page, deleted reference to PMF