9/22/2008 WASHINGTON–Vietnam Veterans of America
urges … the House of Representatives to …pass the Senate version of the Filipino World War II Veterans
Equity Act as part of the Veterans’ Benefits Enhancement Act…”.This bill would provide long-awaited redress
for some 18,000 surviving Filipino veterans .. VVA supports unequivocally ..the enactment of S. 1315…. To those who
aver that passage of this provision would cut pension benefits for other elderly American veterans, we say this, …VVA
will fully support and work tirelessly for an immediate, across-the-board increase for non-service-connected pension rates
as well as a significant and much needed increase in Dependency & Indemnification Compensation rates as recommended by
the Veterans’ Disability Benefits Commission," said John Rowan,
National President of VVA.
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is the nation's only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated
to the needs of Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA's founding
principle is “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon
The Jewish War Veterans of the USA (JWV) highly commends the entire Senate for
passing S. 1315, the Veterans' Benefits Enhancement Act of 2007, this past Friday, April 25. JWV is especially grateful
to the Honorable Daniel Akaka, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs,
for the recognition he has given to Filipino veterans. At JWV's congressional reception during March of last year, Senator
Akaka was awarded the prestigious JWV Medal of Merit for his outstanding support of veterans. Over the years JWV has consistently
been a strong advocate for Filipino veterans. Our National Commanders have repeatedly asked the Congress to provide the benefits,
honor and respect which is so clearly due to these heroic veterans who bravely fought on our behalf during World War II. In
testimony on March 6, 2008, JWV National Commander Larry Schulman said, "These
(Filipino) men were drafted into service by President Roosevelt as U.S. nationals and stood shoulder to shoulder with soldiers
from the United States in some of the most grueling battles of the war, including the infamous Bataan Death March." JWV
commends Chairman Filner for his long standing advocacy of Filipino veterans
The United States Conference of Mayors support the passage of House Resolution 760, known as the Filipino Equity Act
of 2007, which would restore full veteran benefits to Filipino veterans who served militarily on behalf of the United
States in World War II.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors
Tom Cochran, Executive Director
Eye Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006
~ Fax 202.293.2352
On 6/3/2008 the California San Mateo County Board of Supervisors passed
a Resolution adopting S. 1315 to recognize the Filipino WW11 U.S. Veterans. They also supported H.R. 491,4574,4904 & S.
Jonathan Adams 7/2008
excerpt: from the website of Councilmember Larry Gossett
District 2 Seattle,
How you can support WWII Filipino Veterans
In less than 5 minutes, you will impact this campaign immensely. Please ACT NOW!
What YOU can do today:
Filipino Reporter 11/28/1996
MANILA--The California state assembly has passed AB2126, or the "Filipino World War II Veteran's Equity Bill," marking
yet another moral victory for Filipino veterans seeking recognition as well as benefits for their services to the U.S. 50
years after WW II.
National Legislative Director of the Disabled American Veterans before the HouseVetrans; Affairs Committee 6/13/2002
DAV does not have a resolution from our membership in support of this issue, we recognize the historic contributions made
by Filipino veterans during World War II as members of the United States Armed Forces…, we believe Filipino veterans of World War II should be granted access to the VA health care system…We
appreciate your efforts to ensure that this unique group of veterans receives the recognition they rightfully deserve.
Sunday, September 28, 2008 8:00 PM
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Please accept my deepest gratitude for your support to our WW2 Filipino U.S. veterans in their time of need.
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