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JFAV MEDIA ALERT

JFAV MEDIA ALERT

November 5, 2015

1th JFAV Annunal Veetrans Day Protest March:Rally in Hollywood, November 11, 2015

WHO:

Arturo Garcia, National Coordinator for Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV)
Franco Arcebal, WWII veteran and Vice President of the American Coalition of Filipino Veterans
Bernie Ganon, Asst. Exec. Dir. For Filipino American Service Group Inc. and daughter of a WII veteran

WHAT

Community leaders will be making an announcement regarding upcoming actions and advocacy on behalf of Filipino American veterans, including the 15th annual march in Hollywood and lobbying for the passing of bill HR 2766.

WHERE
The announcement will be made at the University of California, Los Angeles in lecture hall Moore 100.

WHEN

Friday, November 6 at 6pm. The press conference will begin promptly at 6pm, followed by a Q & A session with the press and community members. There will also be a pre-rally for the march facilitated by UCLA’s Samahang Pilipino, Claremont Colleges’ Kasama, and Kabataang maka-Bayan (KmB, Pro-People Youth).

WHY

During World War II, an estimated 250,000 Filipinos and 7,000 Filipino-Americans were drafted or volunteered to join the United States Armed Forces of the Far East (USAFFE) to fight Japanese Imperialism in the Philippines. As a result of their service, the US government promised that the Filipinos would receive full recognition as American veterans.

But on February 18, 1946 the Rescission Act of 1946 was passed and declared their service “shall not be deemed to be or to have been service in the military or national forces of the United States or any component thereof or any law of the United States conferring rights, privileges or benefits.” To this day, this racist law remains in place, barring veterans from being fully recognized as American veterans and therefore preventing them from getting equal access to services they deserve.

CONTACT
Arturo Garcia
National Coordinator for JFAV
(213) 241-0995
info@peoplescore.net

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ALL OUT FOR EQUITY AND JUSTICE NOW

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV)
November 04, 2015

JFAV 15th ANNUAL VETERANS MARCH IN HOLLYWOOD, NOVEMBER 11, 2015

ALL OUT FOR EQUITY AND JUSTICE NOW

Community Members to Take the Streets in the 15th Straight Year of Demanding Justice for Filipino American Veterans

Los Angeles, CA – The Justice League , An alliance of veterans, widows, community organizations, university clubs, political leaders, and other advocates will come together to hold a march in the heart of Hollywood on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, Veterans Day, to advocate for equity for Filipino American veterans who have been denied recognition for their service.

“They were disenfranchised,” said Arturo Garcia, the National Coordinator for Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV). “This United States Congress passed the Rescission Act, six months before they gave the Philippines independence. Why?

Because they do not want to give the veterans the GI Bill. They do not want to give them pensions.”

History of Broken Promises

During World War II, an estimated 250,000 Filipinos and 7,000 Filipino-Americans were drafted or volunteered to join the United States Armed Forces of the Far East (USAFFE) to fight Japanese Imperialism in the Philippines. As a result of their service, the US government promised that the Filipinos would receive full recognition as American veterans.

But on February 18, 1946 the Rescission Act of 1946 was passed and declared that their service “shall not be deemed to be or to have been service in the military or national forces of the United States or any component thereof or any law of the United States conferring rights, privileges or benefits.” To this day, this racist law remains in place, barring veterans from being fully recognized as American veterans and therefore preventing them from getting equal access to services they deserve.

November 11 Protest March/Rally

The march will start at Hollywood Blvd. and Ivar Ave. at 11am for a rally before taking the streets of Hollywood Blvd. The march will end at the TCL Chinese Theater.

More than 600 marchers from over 40 endorsing organizations across Southern California are expected to participate in the demonstration to demand equity and recognition for the thousands of Filipino American veterans still living in the United States.

ABOUT JFAV

Justice for Filipino American Veterans is a nationwide alliance of Filipino World War II veterans organizations, youth, students, and community advocates based in the United States. Its aim is to attain the full recognition and just compensation, rights, and benefits for Filipino World War II veterans, their widows, and families here in the United States and those in the Philippines.

CONTACT
Arturo Garcia
info@peoplescore.net
(213) 241-0995
1610 Beverly Blvd. #2
Los Angeles, CA 90026
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MEDIA ALERT

WHO:

Arturo Garcia, National Coordinator for Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV)
Franco Arcebal, WWII veteran and Vice President of the American Coalition of Filipino Veterans
Bernie Ganon, Asst. Exec. Dir. For Filipino American Service Group Inc. and daughter of a WII veteran

WHAT

Community leaders will be making an announcement regarding upcoming actions and advocacy on behalf of Filipino American veterans, including the 15th annual march in Hollywood and lobbying for the passing of bill HR 2766.

WHERE
The announcement will be made at the University of California, Los Angeles in lecture hall Moore 100.

WHEN

Friday, November 6 at 6pm. The press conference will begin promptly at 6pm, followed by a Q & A session with the press and community members. There will also be a pre-rally for the march facilitated by UCLA’s Samahang Pilipino, Claremont Colleges’ Kasama, and Kabataang maka-Bayan (KmB, Pro-People Youth).

WHY
During World War II, an estimated 250,000 Filipinos and 7,000 Filipino-Americans were drafted or volunteered to join the United States Armed Forces of the Far East (USAFFE) to fight Japanese Imperialism in the Philippines. As a result of their service, the US government promised that the Filipinos would receive full recognition as American veterans.

But on February 18, 1946 the Rescission Act of 1946 was passed and declared their service “shall not be deemed to be or to have been service in the military or national forces of the United States or any component thereof or any law of the United States conferring rights, privileges or benefits.” To this day, this racist law remains in place, barring veterans from being fully recognized as American veterans and therefore preventing them from getting equal access to services they deserve.

CONTACT
Arturo Garcia
National Coordinator for JFAV
(213) 241-0995
info@peoplescore.net

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Samahang Pilipino at UCLA JFAV Hype Night, November 6,2015 at 5:30 PM

JFAV HYPE NIGHT AT UCLA