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Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV)Saturday, November 11, 2017 Rally and March in Hollywood Meet at Hollywood Blvd and Ivar Ave at 10 AM
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Since the Rescission Act of 1946 was passed, our Filipino-American veterans and their families have been unrecognized and had their military benefits exclusively annulled for 71 years. Justice delayed is justice denied. The number of veterans and widows dwindles and the generational gap widens every year. Let us remember the veterans' courage and sacrifices by recognizing the 75th Anniversary of the Bataan Death March where 80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war were forced to endure 100 km of severe abuse and torture.
Marking the 17th Annual JFAV March and 71 years since the passing of the Rescission Act, we have taken the streets from Historic Filipinotown to Downtown Los Angeles to Hollywood, and time is not on our side. Rally against this racist law that denies and discriminates against our veterans, widows, and families. Demand full equity and recognition now!
Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) is a nationwide alliance of Filipino World War II Veterans organizations, youth, students, and community advocates based in the United States.
JFAV Justice League is the working committee that meets monthly to organize the march and next steps throughout the year. Send inquiry if you are interested to contribute.
For more information:www.jfavusa.orgwww.propeopleyouth.com
Endorsing Organizations:AF3IRM Los Angeles ChapterCal Poly Pomona Pilipino American Studies KollectiveCSUSB Lubos P.A.S.O.CSUN Filipino American Student AssociationKaya CollaborativeKappa Psi Epsilon, Delta Chapter, UCLAKmB / Pro-People Youth, Los AngelesUCLA Tinig ChoralUSC Asian Pacific American Student Assembly
DEMANDS1. The Filipino Veterans Fairness Act (HR 3865) must be passed by the congressional veterans committee immediately and moved to the House or Senate accordingly. Since 1993, this will be the subject of the reconciled bill that the veterans want. That is, a single unified reconciled bill must be signed into a law in 2018. Filipino veterans’ wartime services should be recognized and deemed as active service. Eliminate the distinction between the Regular or "Old" Philippine Scouts, “New “ Philippine Scouts and the remaining three groups of veterans: Commonwealth Army of the Philippines, Recognized Guerrilla Forces, and New Philippine Scouts.
2. Survivors and children of Filipino veterans should be eligible for the Survivors Pension Benefit otherwise known as the Death Pension like the families of all U.S. veterans. In addition, veterans should be eligible for pension for nonservice-connected disability like all other U.S. veterans.
3. Lump sum under ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) should only be an additional benefit and there will be no quit claim attached to their benefits. All additional benefits should not be taxable and their other benefits should remain.
Written and online petitions will be made available prior to the march and on-site. FUNDRAISER FOR MARCH AND MEDALSVisit and share this link: https://www.gofundme.com/jfav17
PARKINGThere are independent lots nearby that range between $5-10. Metered parking is free because Veterans Day is a federal holiday. We encourage carpooling.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATIONFrom Union Station, take the Red Line to Hollywood Blvd. and Vine St. Walk on Hollywood Blvd. towards Vine St. for 0.1 mile to Ivar Ave.
Entering the March : Metro Red Line - Hollywood and Vine Station, 180/181 Bus on Hollywood, 2/302 Bus on Sunset & DASH.
Exiting/ Leaving from the March : Metro Red Line - Hollywood and Highland Station, 212/312 Bus, 217 Bus, 222 Bus, 180/181 Bus on Hollywood, 2/302 Bus on Sunset, & DASH
Take the #210 bus to Hollywood Blvd. and Vine St. Walk on Hollywood Blvd. towards Vine St. for 0.1 mile to Ivar Ave.
Fares: 1-way Trip Ticket is $1.75 (Includes transfers to other Metro lines for up to two hours to complete a one-way trip. Additional charges apply to ride: • Metro Silver Line • Metro Express Buses). For more information on Metro Public Transportation Fares, see (https://www.metro.net/riding/fares/)
ACCESSIBILITYRoute is 1.2 miles. ASL Interpreter can be available on request; please notify us by October 21, 2017 if one is needed - we will do our best to accommodate your needs. Other accessibility information is in progress.
AFTER EVENTImmediately following the march, there will be an after social event for all attendees with food