Category Archives: Official Statement

Justice for Kian: Stop Extrajudicial Killings

August 26, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reference, Kabataang maka-Bayan (KmB / Pro-People Youth) Kabataang maka-Bayan or KmB / Pro-People Youth strongly condemns the use of state-sanctioned violence against the people of the Philippines. Extrajudicial killings are a blatant violation of human rights and due process of the law. As a progressive youth organization, […]

JFAV Visits Washington, D.C. to Gain Support for the Filipino Veterans Fairness Act

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 14, 2017 – Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) community organizers from Los Angeles and New York convened in Washington, D.C. to visit the offices of 34 Congresspersons and lobby for their support of HR2766/S.3003, or the Filipino Veterans Fairness Act, expected to be reintroduced in 2017, as well as HR4798/S.733, the […]

Taking the Streets of Hollywood on Veterans Day

Demand an End to 70 Years of Injustice Against Filipino American Veterans LOS ANGELES, CA, November 4, 2016 – Hundreds of marchers from over 50 endorsing organizations across Southern California will come together to hold a march in the heart of Hollywood on Friday, November 11, 2016, Veterans Day, to advocate for equity for Filipino […]

Remembering People Power 30 Years Later

On February 22-25, 1986, the People Power Revolution culminated with a series of popular nonviolent demonstrations in the Philippines that led to the ousting of President Ferdinand Marcos who was an authoritarian dictator of political corruption, regime violence, and electoral fraud for over 20 years. By the power of the people, this campaign of civil […]

Further Investigation of the Attack Against Mr. Balwinder Jit Singh as a Hate Crime

Dear Sheriff McDonnell, District Attorney Lacey, Supervisor Ridley-Thomas, Attorney General Harris, and Assistant Director in Charge Bowdich: Our organizations write in support of Mr. Balwinder Jit Singh, an observant Sikh of Punjabi/South Asian ethnicity who was violently attacked and called hateful religious and ethnic slurs by his attacker. As organizations with a commitment to combating […]