January 21, 2008
Los Angeles, CA
Filipino American Community’s Letter to Obama
Los Angeles- The Filipino American community send a letter to President Barack Obama on his first day in office, January 20, 2009.
The letter to Obama was discussed and written by less than a hundred Filipino American composed of community leaders, Balitang America viewers and experts on the economy, immigration, and Filipino World War II veterans and their advocates in a community town hall meeting last December 10, 2008.
The letter was read again in a broadcast yesterday, January 20, 2009 at the ABS -CBN Filipino Channel with a more than 300,000 subecribers and more than six million viewers.
Filipino Veterans Represented
The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) was well represented in the event and figured prominently in the discussion of issues especially about the World War II veterans.
A letter to President-elect Obama the Filipino American community composed by the town hall meeting forcefully declared “that with the victory of Obama, the Filipino American community will not be invisible anymore.”
The community letter addressed to the president elect recommended the following:
1.Long term solution of financial literacy on all levels of education to the problem of foreclosures;
2. Using the $ 700 B bail-out to alleviate the suffering of the foreclosed homeowners;
3. Support a bill that will recognize the Filipino World War II Veterans, give them the benefits and family reunification;
4. Amnesty and a pathways to citizenships to all undocumented immigrants and
5.Appointment of deserving Filipino- Americans in key positions in the government and the judiciary.
With the letter, the Filipino American community reiterated their demands for genuine change and hopes for justice and hope for a better tommorow.
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