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OPEN LETTER TO REP. MIKE HONDA, 15th District,CA

by Echo Park Communtiy Coalition Saturday, Sep. 20, 2008 at 12:22 PM
jfav_causa@yahoo.com 213-241-0906 337 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026

We are writing to you on the matter of the pending House version of SB 1315 pending at the House of Representatives. First, we would like to express our deep appreciation for championing the cause of Filipino World War II veterans. We are very thankful to you and the Congressional Asian Pacific Caucus that despite the grandstanding of Congressman Bob Filner, you are sincerely on our side. We would like to express our opposition to HR 6897 of Congressman Bob Filner which is a quit claim and an insult to our veterans and the Filipino American community. We want you to support the House version of SB 1315. Stay steadfast on the course- PASS THE House version of SB 1315 Now!

OPEN LETTER TO REP. ...
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Justice for Filipino American Veterans(JFAV)
Recognition,Justice, Equity, Now!
1610 Beverly Blvd. Suite No. 2, Los Angeles, CA 90026


Dear Sir,

We are writing to you on the matter of the pending House version of SB 1315 pending at the House of Representatives.

First, we would like to express our deep appreciation for championing the cause of Filipino World War II veterans. We are very thankful to you and the Congressional Asian Pacific Caucus that despite the grandstanding of Congressman Bob Filner, you are sincerely on our side.

We would like to express our opposition to HR 6897 of Congressman Bob Filner which is a quit claim and an insult to our veterans and the Filipino American community. We want you to support the House version of SB 1315.
Stay steadfast on the course- PASS THE House version of SB 1315 Now!

But time is of the essence for these American veterans who were victims of the unjust Recession Act that was passed on February 18th, 1946. Of the 250,000 Filipino soldiers who served under the American Flag during World War II, only 18,000 are still alive with more veterans dying everyday.

For example, in the county of Los Angeles where majority of the Filipino veterans resides, 360 members of the United Filipino American Veterans (UFAV, more than 200) have died up to October 2007. Only 52 members are still living, more than 10 of them are seriously sick. Yet many of these same Veterans have vowed to continue this 63-year-old fight until their dying breath.

You can help end this injustice If the issue is money, research has found that it will only cost our government as much as half of what we spend on Iraq per day to give these American veterans their benefits.

Time and excuses are running out.


Sincerely yours,

Arturo P. Garcia
Coordinator,
Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC)

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