WASHINGTON — The JACL is now accepting applications for the 2018 JACL/OCA Leadership Summit in in Washington, D.C. It will take place April 7-10 and is part of the longstanding collaborative effort between the two Asian American civil rights organizations to build ties between local chapters. The summit’s aim is to train future OCA and JACL leaders in how to lobby and communicate with government officials. It will also include briefings on important issues. Acceptance to the summit includes airfare to Washington, D.C., lodging, and organized visits to Capitol Hill. According to JACL’s Washington, D.C. office, the summit is an “excellent opportunity for members who want to be more involved with the advocacy aspect of JACL.” The deadline to apply is Feb. 12. The application link is tinyurl.com/ya8dctfg. Questions about the program can be addressed to Elle Kurata (email@example.com) or Kenzie Hirai (firstname.lastname@example.org). 2018 OCA-JACL Leadership Summit is made possible through the generosity of Southwest Airlines Co. and State Farm.