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IN THE EYE OF THE SNOW STORM; JFAV LOBBY, MARCH 2017.

JFAV UPDATES

March 15,2017

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Washington DC–IN THE EYE OF THE SNOW STORM; JFAV LOBBY, MARCH 2017. 

We lobbied 29 representatives and 5 senators today for the Filipino Veterans Fairness Act to be introduced in 2017.

What is full equity for JFAV? This is not retroactive. This is fairness. Reduced from $1.2 billion in 2013, the budget is estimated at $600 million.

That is, we demand military pension for veterans (~$2000 each month) and survivors pension for widows to cover the remaining 15,000 to 20,000 WWII Filipino-American veterans who are passing away at a rate of 10 per day.

JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED. “–#pilipinx#propeopleyouth #ugnayannynj #filipino #california #veterans #newyork#washingtondc #community #solidarity #lobbying #socialjustice #filam

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JFAV LOBBYIST AT A FILIPINO OWNED RESTAURANT IN WASHINGTON DC, THE PURPLE PATCH

JFAV UPDATES

March 15, 2016

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Washington DCAT A FILIPINO OWNED RESTAURANT IN WASHINGTON DC, THE PURPLE PATCH

“This is art on the table.”

Thank you to the #PurplePatchDC owner, Patrice Cleary, for the hospitality!

That ube bread pudding with ube ice cream though. This is exactly what we need before a full day of #JFAV17 lobbying tomorrow. #Pilipinx #Filipino #FilAm#FilipinoFoodMovement #Kasamas“–Eddy Gana Jr.

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JFAV LOBBY AT THE US CONGRESS, MARCH 11-14, 2017

JFAV UPDATES

March 15, 2017

JFAV LOBBY AT THE US CONGRESS, MARCH 11-14, 2017

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Washington DCFIGHTING FOR EQUITY. FIGHTING FOR VETERANS RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

“I fight for my wife’s late grandfather whose recognition was rescinded in 1946 and had never received full equity. Out of the 250,000 Filipinos who served in WWII, there are only 15,000 – 20,000 left.

Support the Filipino Veterans Fairness Act and the Reuniting Families Act (Filipino Veterans Reunification Act). MAKIBAKA. #JFAV17 #Pilipinx #Veterans#DC — at The Library of Congress.”–Eddy M. Gana Jr.