Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV)
November 09, 2012
ALL SET FOR NOVEMBER 11 12th JFAV PROTEST MARCH/RALLY IN HOLLYWOOD
Los Angeles—“ They Served, they Deserved Benefits.”
The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and its allied organizations announced that they are all set for the biggest demonstration, the 12th JFAV Protest March/Rally in the entertainment capital of the world-Hollywood on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 12;00 noo at Holywood and Vine intersection.
For the first time, the JFAV march and rally in Hollywood and not in front of the Federal building in Downtown LA. as it usually does since 1997. Arturo Garcia, JFAV National coordinator explained the rationale for the change in venue :
“ The Federal Building in downtown LA is usually closed for the November 11 holiday so all the rallies there are symbolical. Now we will bring it to the eyes entire world an not an empty edifice.”
After the post-election victory of re-elected President, the JFAV wrote an appeal and demand letter asking the president to issue an executive order for full recognition of 43,000 Filipino World War II Veterans and their survivors who for more than 66 years were still unrecognized American veterans.
Post Obama Election Protest Rally
The JFAV stopped the lobby on the US Congress for HR 210 after the GOP controlled House of Representatives refused JFAV a hearing on HR 210 at the House Veterans Affairs Committee last August 2012 even with 96 co-sponsors for the bill.
According to the rally organizers, JFAV Veterans and widows and forces coming from the northeast and south as far as San Diego will converge at FACLA , 1740 W. Temple St from 9;00 am to 10;30 for orientation and briefings and will car pool/caravan to the rally site at Hollywood and Vine.
Other forces can go directly and converge at the interection of Hollywood and Vine to meet other JFAV advocates for the march/rally. A pre-rally agitation program will beheld at the Hollywood/Vine intersection from 11:30 to 12:30 and the forces will march to the rally site at 1:00 PM. The end rally will program will be held in front of the Chinese MannTheater at 6925 HWD, past Highland intersection.
An after rally program will be held by JFAV at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles from 4:00 PM to 9;00 PM for the Veterans and the widows and for the activists to unwind after the mass action.
30 Organizations Supports JFAV
More than 30 organizations have signed its position paper for the JFAV November 11, 2012 march/rally. Asking for recognition for veterans and survivors and benefits as well as justice for them.
They are the following:. Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) -Los-Angeles , Partido Manggagawa-US Chapter, Oliver Sulit, Bantay -LA4. Bantay Pilipinas-Global, Mila A. Coger, Silverlake CBAS, Prof Tita Domingo, UCLA, KmB Pro People Youth,.Jerry Esguerra, Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC), Eliza Escano, JFAV-Hawaii, Fe Koons, President PAGE; Alyansa ng mga Kababayan-UC Irvine,.
Other signatories are Jovy Alejandrino, S4PACE, Felino Punzalan, JFAV-San Francisco;. Violy Reyes, AWARE-San Francisco;. Mike Prysner,ANSWER-LA; Pilipino American Studies Kollective (PASK)-Pomona ; Chi Rho Omicron (XPO); Party for Socialism and Liberation-LA; Austin Baul Jr.;. Kappa Psi Epsilon, CSULB, Alpha Chapter; SCPASA ; LAKAS Mentorship Program ; Arnedo S. Valera, Esq. Co Director, Migrant Heritage Commission, Washington DC; Andres Bonifacio Samahan, SDSU; Dionie Grava, journalist; Ivy Dulay and Carl Saldejon of USCD. AF3IRM, Mariposa Center for Change (MCC) and People’s CORE.
For more information please contact Arturo P. Garcia at (213)241-0995 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org