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California Senate Passes Filipino American History Month Legislation

The resolution must now go to the Assembly for approval.

Thank you to everyone who wrote letters of support! And thanks to the FANHS Trustee / Filipino American History Month Coordinator, Mel Orpilla and team for much hard work.

Fran Tibon (FANHS Sacramento Chapter President) just emailed this news.



For Immediate Release: July 13, 2009 Contact: Adam J. Keigwin,(916) 651-4008(916) 256-5758

California Senate Passes Filipino American History Month Legislation
Senator Yee authors resolution to recognize accomplishments of Filipino Americans


SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate has unanimously approved legislation to officially recognize the accomplishments of Filipino Americans. Senate Concurrent Resolution 48, authored by Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo), will declare October as Filipino American History Month.


“It is imperative that we continue efforts to promote the accomplishments of Filipino Americans,” said Yee, whose district includes one of the largest Filipino communit…