ON TO WASHINGTON DC IN 2016 , FIGHT FOR JUSTICE AND EQUITY

For Immediate Release
Justice for Filipino American Veterans(JFAV)
Contact; Arturo P.GArcia
November 14, 2015

Former U.S. President Harry S. Truman signed The Rescission Act of 1946, which exclusively disenfranchised Filipino veterans and their families access to their rightful benefits. This racist law has endured for 69 years, but we demand NO MORE! Justice and equity for our lolos and lolas now!

Former U.S. President Harry S. Truman signed The Rescission Act of 1946, which exclusively disenfranchised Filipino veterans and their families access to their rightful benefits. This racist law has endured for 69 years, but we demand NO MORE! Justice and equity for our lolos and lolas now!

ON TO WASHINGTON DC IN 2016 , FIGHT FOR JUSTICE AND EQUITY

Los AngelesON TO THE US CONGRESS, LOBBY FOR HR 2766, the Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2015.

After the successful mobilizations last Veterans Day, November 11, 2015 in Los Angeles and San Francisco, the Justice For Filipino American Veterans(JFAV) will go to the US Congress next year to lobby for HR 2766- the Filipino Veterans Fair Act of 2015 sponsored by Rep. Jackie Speier of California.

JFAV National Coordinator Arturo P.Garcia said, “ For the last 23 years, JFAV has been lobbying for different benefits and equity rights for the 250,000 Filipino World War II Veterans who were disenfranchised by the unjust Rescission Act of 1946 passed by the 79th US Congress.

Target Lobby by 2016

Garcia added, “It was an uphill fight and like pulling teeth, each and every veterans benefits bill was like a baby step that the US Congress have granted since 1989.

But up to now, the military pensions  and even the lump sum that the Filipino Veterans deserve has not been given by the US Congress and the DVA  even if there are only 28,000 veterans still living and 68,000 survivors still waiting for their benefits.

Garcia also said, “Out of the 46,000 veterans who claimed for lump sum, the DVA only gave out 18,000 claims. More than 25,000 claims were denied by the DVA.

The GOP also has been blocking the Filipino Veterans bill ever since. In 2013, Rep. Jeffrey Miller of Florida , Veterans Committee Chair in the House, promised JFAV a hearing but reneged on his promise when he won his seat in the contested elections in his district.

Fundraising and Donations

JFAV has launched several fund-raising campaigns to send veterans, widows and community with youth leaders to lobby in US Congress next year 2016.

To sent your donation please send checks, money order or any amount .please write in the check/money order or cash to:

People’s CORE
1610 Beverly Blvd. Suite No.2
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Write in memo. Jfav donations
Note; Amounts of 50 dollars or more are tax-deductible.

Hundreds of youth/students and community members shut down Hollywood and did a die-in in front of the CNN HQ in Sunset Blvd. last Veterans Day in Los Angeles.

Last November 14, the JFAV San Francisco held a meeting with the veterans and widows to commemorate the 15 years that every Veterans Day , JFAV has marked Veterans Day with protests.

For more information please call (213)241-0995 in Los Angeles and (206)851-2276 in San Francisco for moreinformation. Also check the jfav website at www.jfavusa.org.

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