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Star Trek Actor Takei Backs Hanabusa

·By civilbeat

Actor George Takei is supporting Rep. Colleen Hanabusa for U.S. Senate, he said in an email the Hanabusa campaign sent on Monday.

Takei said that he knows Hanabusa will “continue to fight hard for what’s right.” Here’s an excerpt from the email:

During my childhood, my family and I were interned in Rohwer prison camp in the swamps of southeast Arkansas and in Tule Lake in northern California because we looked like the people who bombed Pearl Harbor.

Like my family, Colleen Hanabusa’s grandfathers were also sent to internment camps. Listening to her