Wednesday, November 4, 2009

H. Res. 780 passes on 11.02.09: Filipino American History Month recognized by the U.S. Congress!

"H. Res. 780: Recognizing the celebration of Filipino American History Month in October" passed on November 2, 2009. The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) has been promoting Filipino American History Month for more than 20 years. Now, through the collaborative advocacy efforts of many individuals and organizations, Filipino American History Month is officially recognized by the U.S. Congress.
CSPAN Clip- http://www.c-spanvideo.org/flash/player-time.html?start=2009-11-02%2016:22:31&stop=2009-11-02%2016:28:01&net=1

Remarks of Mr. Lynch- http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2009_record&page=H12172&position=all

Tracking (shows co-sponsors, etc) http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=hr111-780

MANY THANKS to all whose efforts made this possible.

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