ON THE 70TH RESCISSION ACT DAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1946.

JFAV UPDATES

February 18, 2016

ON THE 70TH RESCISSION ACT DAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1946.

70 YEARS OF THE UNJUST RESCISSION ACT OF 1946Los Angeles--Today,the Justice for Filipino Americans (JFAV) together with the Filipino-American community and the United States marks the 70th year of the passage of the racist, unjust and discriminative Rescission Act of 1946.

70 Years ago, the 79th US Congress disenfranchised the 250,000 Filipino Veterans who served the United States. Out of more than 500,000 Filipinos who fought against the Japanese, only 250,000 were recognized by the US Army as veterans.

But six months before independence, the US Congress passed the Rescission Act of 1946 that declared, “the military service of Filipinos are deemed inactive for the purposes of benefits.”.

Until now, 70 years later, racism and discrimination prevails. The US government never recognized the Filipino Veterans as American veterans.

Up to now, the 28,000 remaining FIlipino Veterans and 68,000 widows or survivors are denied of their rights and benefits.

Fight for Equity, Fight for Benefits!

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