Urge Representatives to support H. Res. 780

Filipino-American History month is almost coming to end and I saw this update from Filipinos for Affirmative Action urging all of you to get your Representatives to support House Resolution 780 to officially recognize October as Filipino American History Month.

From Filipinos for Affirmative Action:

H. Res. 780 Recognize October as Filipino American History Month

Help make October the official month to recognize Filipino American History

Please take a few minutes today to urge your Representatives to support House Resolution 780 to officially recognize October as Filipino American History Month.

This positive step will help to honor over 400 years of history and contributions made by Filipinos and recognizes the role they play as a vibrant immigrant community in the U.S.

On September 25th, Representative Filner (D-CA) submitted HRES 780 which would recognize the celebration of Filipino American History Month in October. To see the full text, please click here. To pass, this resolution needs at least 50 co-sponsors in the coming days in the House of Representatives. The California State Senate has already passed a similar resolution under Senator Leland Yee’s leadership, and Senate Resolution 298 was unanimously passed in the Senate as of Oct. 1st. In the early 1990s, President Clinton proclaimed a Filipino American History month, however, it never passed Congress. Please take a moment to voice your support for House Resolution 780 today by emailing or calling your district representative.

To learn more and support this campaign please go to Filipinos for Affirmative Action.

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