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November 21, 2014

The Filipino Ministry of Wilshire United Methodist Church, HIFI
California Expo LLC, the Justice for FIlipino American Veterans (JFAV)

Calling all Filipino seniors, veterans, widows and community folks:


Saturday, November 22, 2014
From 10;30 AM to 12:00 NOON

At the FACLA Social Hall
1740 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

For more Information please call Claire at (213)484-1527

JFAV Supports Veterans Demand on Nov. 22 House Veterans Affairs Sub-Committee Hearings

JFAV Updates
November 20, 2014

JFAV Supports Veterans Demand on Nov. 22 House Veterans Affairs Sub-Committee Hearings

Los Angeles—Equity and Justice , Now!

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) supports the Filipino World War II Veterans and advocates action in the US Congress and join them today in solidarity from California Thursday, 10 a.m. November 20, 2014 in the Cannon House Bldg. Room 340 on Capitol Hill.

They will appeal to the US House of Representatives Veterans Affairs Committee to help restore their honorable official recognition and to grant equity compensation benefits they deserve.

House Vets Affairs Committee Action, Inadequate

The House subcommittee action on more than 25,000 Filipino denied claims has been lacking and inadequate. Again, in a lip-service by the Republican controlled committee, they will inquire into the adequacy (sic) of the equity compensation program of the VA Dept.

JFAV has stated time and again, the more than $56,000,000 in compensation benefits are at stake for the 4,500 elderly Filipino veterans and widows who have appealed the denials by the DVA should have been giving to them a long time ago. Justice delayed is justice denied.

Besides the 4,500 appeals, The DVA has rejected the claims of more than 25,000 Filipino-American World War II Veterans and only approved less than 18,00 claims to date. A glaring insult to injury.

Again, JFAV reiterate its position to push for the Filipino Fairness Act of 2013 co-authored by Rep. Jackie Spieir of Northern California and Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii still languishing in the House and the Senate.

Only total equity and recognition can erase the unfulfilled promises of the US government to the remaining 41,000 FIlipino World War II Veterans and more than 60,000 widows in the United States and the Philippines. No more , no less.

For more information about jfav and its lobby efforts please call (213)241-0995 or email us [email protected] or visit our FB at jfav-los angeles