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JFAV PURSUES PASSAGE OF THE HOUSE VERSION OF SB 1315, DISAPPOINTED WITH PELOSI

by Justice for Filipino Amertican Veterans Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2008 at 12:42 PM
jfav_causa@yahoo.com 213-241-0906 337 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) coordinator Arturo P. Garcia expressed this stand and say they are seriously disappointed with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Bob Filner, head of the House of Representatives Veterans Committee who said that "S. 1315 is dead because the democrats do not have the 2/3 majority votes needed to pass it." JFAV also expressed disenchantment with the democrats when Filner further said, "Speaker Pelosi can crack the whip for the 40 or so Democrats holding out but she won't. She is concerned that their (40+ Reps) re-election bids will be affected by this vote. [Filner] does not agree but [he] does not have the whip.

JFAV PURSUES PASSAGE...
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Pass the House Version of SB 1315 Now!

By Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV)

" The Filipino community and the veterans says PASS THE HOUSE VERSION OF SB 1315, now!"



Keywords: Direct Action, Human Rights,



Pass the House version of SB 1315 in The Lower House, NOW!

JFAV Media Advisory

Sep. 15, 2008



JFAV PURSUES PASSAGE OF THE HOUSE VERSION OF SB 1315, DISAPPOINTED WITH PELOSI AND DEMOCRATS

Los Angeles—" The Filipino community and the veterans says PASS THE HOUSE VERSION OF SB 1315, now!"

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) coordinator Arturo P. Garcia expressed this stand and say they are seriously disappointed with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Bob Filner, head of the House of Representatives Veterans Committee who said that "S. 1315 is dead because the democrats do not have the 2/3 majority votes needed to pass it."

JFAV also expressed disenchantment with the democrats when Filner further said, "Speaker Pelosi can crack the whip for the 40 or so Democrats holding out but she won't. She is concerned that their (40+ Reps) re-election bids will be affected by this vote. [Filner] does not agree but [he] does not have the whip.

JFAV believes that we should not change the objectives in the midst of our efforts." They further said:

" We in JFAV want to remind Filner of the failed efforts of then President Fidel Ramos and Alex Esclamado of NaFAA, who asked, then US President, Bill Clinton for a ,000 lump sum for the Filipino veterans in 1997. That effort failed. JFAV asked Filner not to repeat this same mistake.

JFAV does not see the logic of asking for a lump sum when the democrats led by Filner and Pelosi who cannot first pass the House version of S. 1315.

JFAV further said as a Filipino-American community, always appreciate Filner's efforts for the Filipino veterans, JFAV do not agree with the direction you are taking. But, we will ask you to go an extra mile for our cause and let it not be you who will let it go to waste after 18 years of long, hard struggle. " The statement ended.

We want equity, we want justice, and we want it now!

Pass the House version of S. 1315 now!

For more information please contact JFAV at (213) 241-0995 or email at
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