Support the Congressional Gold Medal Legislation for Filipino WW II Vets

Filipino Veterans

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In the spirit of July 4th, please take time this weekend to write or call your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators and urge them to support the Congressional Gold Medal legislation for the Filipino World War II Veterans.

See sample message below. You may use your own words and personalize your letter. The link to their e-mail addresses is also provided. Just follow the steps to the “Contact” prompt and type your message.

Thank you for giving five minutes of your time. Our veterans waited 70 years for a recognition that’s long overdue and they highly deserve.

U.S. Senators Email Addresses

This is a list of email addresses for all current US Senators. Most senators provide an email form on their website rather than a direct email address. Just click on this link and an e-mail form will be provided for your message.

http://www.contactsenators.com/senator-email-addresses

House of Representatives Email Addresses

This directory is arranged by state. Click the link to the U.S. Representative from your district, click “Contact” and an “Email Me” form will be provided for your message.

http://www.house.gov/representatives/


Sample Message:

Dear (name of your US Rep or US Senator):

Please support H.R. 2737 (for US Reps) or S.B. 1555 (for US Senators)

FILIPINO VETERANS OF WORLD WAR II CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL ACT OF 2015

The men and women of the Philippines and United States performed an invaluable service in defense of both countries from July 26, 1941 to December 31, 1946.

They served in the United States Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) with distinction, fighting alongside American soldiers to help defeat the Imperial Japanese Military Forces and liberate the Philippines, a sovereign territory held by the United States.

The loyal and valiant Filipino Veterans of World War II fought, suffered, and, in many instances, died in the same manner and under the same commander as other members of the United States Armed Forces during World War II. 

For over 70 years, Filipino Veterans have sought recognition for their courage and selfless sacrifice. Of the 260,000 who fought, thousands died in combat and in the infamous Death March. Today, less than 18,000 remain. Despite having their benefits rescinded in 1946, they haven’t wavered in their loyalty to America. U.S. recognition of their service and sacrifice is long overdue. Our nation owes these individuals our deepest and sincere gratitude.

As a proud citizen of your district and state, I urge you to sign on as co-sponsor of this legislation and once and for all give these Filipino World War II veterans the honor they deserve. Thank you.

SIGNED (Your name, address, telephone number)

FYPDC FEBRUARY (2015) NETWORKING HAPPY HOUR

Get out of the cold and warm up with us at our February networking event, in partnership with Happy Hour With Friends. Meet the 2015 board and committee members and ask us about the upcoming ski trip, Dragon Boat Festival and outreach programs with community partners. 

Filipino Kitchen Takeover, Popup in DC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Heather Freeman | (800) 987-9806 | Heather@Heatherfreeman.com 

Lindley Thornburg | (703) 593-5503 | Lindley@Heatherfreeman.com

Daikaya Announces Its Monthly Pop-Up for February Featuring Filipino Street Food

WHAT: On Saturday, February 7th, Daikaya, located at 705 6th Street, NW, will hold a Filipino Street Food Pop-Up as a part of its monthly Saturday late night Pop-Up series featuring cuisine from all around the world.

From 11 PM to 1 AM, guest will take pleasure in an a la carte Filipino street food menu prepared by Daikaya’s Filipino chefs Nick Casar and Kristian Felix spearheaded by Executive Chef Katsuya Fukushima. Daikaya is welcoming all home chefs to request their favorite Filipino street food dish in advance of this evening.

 

The Daikaya team will incorporate recipe ideas, creating their interpretation for the Pop-UP, with suggestions being sent to them via social media.

WHERE: 705 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.  Daikaya is located one block from the Gallery Pl-Chinatown metro accessible on the red, green and yellow lines and three blocks from the Judiciary Square metro accessible on the red line.

WHEN: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11 PM to 1 AM

HOW: Reservations are advised, and can be made by calling (202) 589-1600, or visiting www.daikaya.com.  Daikaya can also be reached on Twitter @Daikayadc and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Daikaya.

Photo: https://www.facebook.com/Daikaya

Manny (the movie) is coming to the DC area!

Narrated by Academy Award Nominee Liam Neeson and directed by Ryan Moore and Academy Award winner Leon Gast ("When We Were Kings"), "Manny" is the untold story of one of the most loved and respected athletes of all time. From a starving teenager who fought to feed his family, to becoming a boxing champion on the world stage, "Manny" is a feature length documentary film that takes you behind the scenes into the life of fighter Manny Pacquiao.

Filming for "Manny" began in 2010 and features Manny's never-before-seen home footage. "Manny" also features original music by Lorne Balfe (Inception, The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes) and interviews include Mark Wahlberg, Jimmy Kimmel, Jeremy Piven, Oscar De La Hoya, and other notable personalities.

Showing in the DC area starting January 23rd, screening will only last for a week so plan a movie night with your barkadas and pamilya!

AMC HOFFMAN CENTER 22

206 Swamp Fox Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314

http://mannypacquiaomovie.com/theaters

FYI: It will also be showing on Demand via cable operators but come on seeing it in theaters is the way to go.

You can read about the director Ryan Moore on the Asian Journal newspaper, Fil-Am director Ryan Matthew Moore: On Giving Back to Pinoy Cinema and Chasing Manny Pacquiao

For more information about Manny, please go to mannypacquiaomovie.com.