ENDORSEMENTS

This growing list of official organizational and individual campaign endorsements demonstrates the broad support for the GIS Filipino workers and their campaign for justice.  Please, contact Terry Valen by email at terrencevalen@yahoo.com to add your or your organization’s name and power to this campaign.  
 
Campaign Convening Organizations:
      • Filipinos Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST), Metro New Orleans, LA
      • National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON), National
      • International Migrants Alliance-USA (IMA-USA), National and International
      • National Guestworkers Alliance (NGA), New Orleans, LA, Gulf Coast, National
      • Philippine Forum NY (Phil-Forum NY), New York, NY
      • Fellowship for Filipino Migrants (FFM), Chicago, IL
      • Filipino Community Center (FCC), San Francisco, CA
      • Migrante International, Philippines and International
      • Migrante Partylist, Philippines
New Orleans, Louisiana and Gulf Coast Organizations:
      • Philippine American United Council of Louisiana (PAUCLA), Greater New Orleans, LA
      • Kapitbahay of Greater New Orleans (KBGNO)
      • Association of Philippine Physicians of Louisiana and Gulf Coast (APPLA-GC)
      • Philippine American Women’s Association of Louisiana (PAWAL)
      • New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ), New Orleans, LA
      • Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association of New Orleans (VAYLA-NO)
      • National Ecumenical Forum for Filipino Concerns (NEFFC), New Orleans, Gulf Coast, and National
Labor Unions, Churches and Other Community Supporters:
      • Lay Scalabrinian Missionary Movement (LSMM – USA)
      • National Ecumenical Forum for Filipino Concerns (NEFFC), Midwest and Northern California
      • California Nurses Association (CNA), California
      • People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER), San Francisco Bay Area, CA
      • Jobs with Justice  San Francisco (JwJ-SF), San Francisco Bay Area, CA
      • Asian Law Caucus (ALC), San Francisco, CA
      • Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), Washington D.C. and National
      • Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), San Francisco Bay Area, CA
      • People’s Organization for Progress (POP), New York, NY
      • Sisa Pakari Cultural & Labor Center, New York, NY
      • May 1st Coalition, New York, NY
      • People Organizing to Demand Environmental & Economic Rights (PODER), San Francisco, CA
      • Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA), San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area, CA
      • Frente Unido de Inmigrantes Ecuatorianos (FUIE) USA
      • Causa Justa::Just Cause (CJJC), San Francisco and Oakland, CA
      • Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, San Francisco CA
      • Chinese Progressive Association (CPA), San Francisco, CA
      • Southern Workers Assembly
      • Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC)
      • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) Student Action with Workers
      • Durham Branch of Workers World Party
Individuals (with affiliations for identification purposes only):
      • Mrs. Evelyn Escondo, Current President of the Philippine American United Council of Louisiana (PAUCLA), and Former President of the Philippine American Women’s Association of Lousiana (PAWAL)
      • Dr. Robyn Rodriguez, Associate Professor, Asian American Studies, University of California-Davis (UC Davis)
      • John Avalos, District 11 Supervisor, City and County of San Francisco, CA
      • Dr. Philip S. Chua, MD, FACS (Fellow of the American College of Surgeons), FPCS (Fellow of the Philippine College of Surgeons), and the International College of Surgeons. Chairman of the Filipino United Network—USA (FUN-USA) and former National President of the Association of Philippine Physicians of America (APPA). Cardiac Surgeon Emeritus in Northwest Indiana, former Chairman of Cardiac Surgery of the Cebu Cardiovascular Center, founding president of the Denton A. Cooley Cardiovascular Surgical Society, and past president of the American Heart Association, Northwest Indiana Chapter
      • Dr. F. J. “Ned” Valen, MD, FACC (Fellow of the American College of Cardiology), FCCP (Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians), FAHA (Fellow of the American Heart Association, Council on Clinical Cardiology). Former President of the Philippine-American United Council of Louisiana (PAUCLA) and the Association of Philippine Physicians in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast (APPLA-GC). Recipient of Frank Hara Community Excellence Award in 1998 given by Asian-Pacific American Society (APAS) of New Orleans for Outstanding and Dedicated Service to the Community
      • Dr. Rogelio Casama, MD, Coroner of Washington Parish of Bogalusa, Louisiana and Executive Director of the Regional Health Care Center of Bogalusa, Louisiana
      • Dr. Al Alcazar, Director of the Urban Twomey Center for Peace Through Justice, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
      • Saket Soni, Director of the New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ) and the National Guestworkers Alliance (NGA)
      • Dr. Carmelo Astilla, Philippine Historical Society of Louisiana, and Professor of History, Southern University of New Orleans
      • Mrs. Maria Luisa Astilla Valen, Past President of the Philippine-American Women’s Association of Louisiana (PAWAL), Past President of the Auxiliary of the Association of Philippine Physicians in Louisiana-Gulf Coast (APPLA-GC), and Past Board Member of the National Auxiliary of the Association of Philippine Physicians in America (APPA)
      • Fr. Justino Jr. Estoque, Ecumenical Forum for Filipino Concerns (EFFC) and the Archdiocese of Houma-Thibodeaux
      • Reverend Israel Alvaran, United Methodist Church and Board Member of Jobs with Justice, San Francisco Bay Area, CA
      • Reverend Dr. Mary Susan Gast, for the Organizing Committee of the Northern California Chapter of the National Ecumenical Forum for Filipino Concerns (NEFFC)
      • Neva Walker, Executive Director, Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, San Francisco, CA and Former Minnesota State Representative
Filipino Organizations:
      • Migrante Partylist-USA
      • Migrante NorCal, Northern California
      • Filipino Migrant Center (FMC), Southern California
      • New York Committee for Human Rights in the Phillipines (NY-CHRP), New York, NY
      • San Francisco Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (SF-CHRP), San Francisco Bay Area, CA
      • Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (P-CHRP), Portland, OR
      • Katarungan: Center for Peace, Justice and Human Rights in the Philippines (Katarungan), Washington, DC
      • Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants-Silicon Valley (PAWIS-SV), Santa Clara County, CA
      • GABRIELA USA, National
      • Sisters of Gabriela Awaken (SiGAw)-GABRIELA USA, Los Angeles Area, CA
      • Igniting Leadership and Action with Women (ILAW)-GABRIELA USA, Washington D.C. (ILAW-DC)
      • Pinay sa Seattle-GABRIELA USA, Seattle, WA
      • Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE), New York, NY
      • Babae San Francisco-GABRIELA USA, San Francisco, CA
      • Philippine Forum NJ (Phil-Forum NJ), New Jersey, NJ
      • Anakbayan USA (AB-USA), National
      • Anakbayan NY (AB-NY), New York, NY
      • Anakbayan NJ (AB-NJ), New Jersey, NJ
      • Anakbayan LA (AB-LA), Los Angeles, CA
      • Anakbayan San Diego (AB-SD), San Diego, CA
      • Anakbayan Silicon Valley (AB-SV), Santa Clara County, CA
      • Anakbayan East Bay (AB-EB), East Bay, CA
      • Anakbayan Seattle (AB-Seattle), Seattle, WA
      • Kinding Sindaw, New York, NY
      • Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, USA (BAYAN-USA), National
      • University of San Francisco-Kasamahan (USF-Kasamahan), San Francisco, CA
      • League of Filipino Students-San Francisco State University (LFS-SFSU), San Francisco, CA
      • Pin@y Educational Partnerships (PEP), San Francisco Bay Area, CA
      • Habi Arts, Los Angeles, CA
      • Alay ng Kultura (AK), Pacific Northwest
      • Bill Sorro Housing Program (BiSHoP), San Francisco, CA
      • Filipino United Network—USA (FUN-USA), National
      • Active Leadership to Advance the Youth (ALAY), San Francisco, CA
      • Pilipino American Student Union (PASU), Stanford University, CA
      • Pilipino American Collegiate Endeavor of San Francisco State University (PACE-SFSU)
      • Alpha Kappa Omicron, Alpha Chapter, Fil-Am based sorority at San Francisco State University
      • Filipino Advocates for Justice (FAJ), Oakland, CA
      • Kasama of University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
 
 

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