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Recognize & Honor Filipino WWII Veterans’ Sacrifices for America

House of Representatives from New York State who are co-sponsors of H.R. 2737:  
11 out of 27 (as of April 24, 2016)

Help us get to 100%! Call your representative and ask to speak to someone regarding co-sponsoring a bill.

  1. Find your representative (Click Here)
  2. Call House Switchboard Operator at (202)225-3121 and ask to be connected to the Representative.
  3. When you reach the Representative’s office, explain that you are a constituent calling about a bill (H.R. 2737).
  4. Get the name of the person you are speaking with. Explain why the Representative should support the bill: 
    • There were over 200,000 Filipino and Filipino American soldiers who served in WWII.
    • The bill would recognize the contributions made by Filipino American veterans who fought as American nationals during World War II, when the Philippines was a Commonwealth (like Puerto Rico) of the United States.
    • Filipino Veterans are dying each day, without getting the recognition they deserve. We cannot wait another year on this.
    • Filipino WWII Veterans are the only major ethnic group of WWII American soldiers who never received the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal? (This honor has been received by Tuskegee Airmen, Japanese American Nisei, and Navajo Code Talkers, but not Filipinos.)
    • Such a co-sponsorship would be welcomed by the 126,000 Filipino Americans who call New York their home.
  5. Tell us how it went. Email us at info@filamdems.org about who you spoke with.