SAVE ACT Campaign Relaunched in the Midwest
Fil-Am Community Commits Strong Support
Roll-out Next in Nebraska, Michigan, Wisconsin, Kansas, Indiana and Ohio
(27 May 2011, Chicago)
The campaign for the passage of the SAVE ACT was relaunched in Chicago and the Midwest at the Philippine Consulate General in Chicago last 26 May 2011.
In his video message, Ambassador Jose Cuisia called on the support of the Fil-Am Community in working together with the rest of the Fil-Am Communities in the US for the passage of the SAVE Act and for strengthening bilateral relations with the US.
Ambassador Cuisia highlighted the critical importance of the campaign in the Midwest as the leaders of the Senate and House and many members of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees are from the Midwest.
Filipino-American Community leaders representing a broad range of organizations as well as private individuals attended the event.
Also present was Magid Glove Safety Manufacturing, a Chicago-based company which manufactures industrial gloves and clothing in the Philippines since 1974. It currently has 300 workers in its factory in Cavite.
Consul-General Leo Herrera-Lim and Trade Representative Glenn Penaranda expressed appreciation for the strong support of the Filipino-American Community in the SAVE ACT Campaign starting last year. They acknowledged the many organizations and private individuals who wrote or called on their respective legislators.
The re-launching event was graced by the presence of former President Fidel Ramos who also called on the Fil-Am Community to continue supporting economic development in the Philippines.
Supporters of the SAVE Act Campaign in the Midwest already include the major Fil-Am organizations and many private individuals.
The SAVE Act Campaign will roll-out in the following states and cities in the coming weeks:
- Nebraska (Omaha at the Independence Day Picnic)
- Michigan (Warren at the Kalayaan Picnic Celebration)
- Wisconsin (Milwaukee at the Independence Day Picnic)
- Kansas (Kansas City at the Fiesta Filipina)
- Indiana (Indianapolis at the Independence Day Fiesta)
- Ohio (Cincinnati at the Consular Outreach and Dayton at the Annual Family Fiesta)
For more information on the SAVE Act Campaign in the Midwest, please contact :
Philippine Trade & Investment Center – Midwest
(T: 312.345.9030 E-mail: email@example.com)
Supporters for the SAVE ACT Campaign (Initial List)
Associations / Organizations
National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA)
– NaFFAA National (Ed Navarra)
– NaFFAA Region 3 (Emraida Kiram)
– NaFFAA-Illinois (Jelly Carandang)
– NaFFAA-Iowa (Roel Campos)
– NaFFAA-Michigan (Willie Dechavez)
Association of Certified Home Healthcare Agencies in IL
Barangay Club of Indiana
Cagayan Valley Circle in Chicago and Midwest
Elston Avenue United Methodist Church
FEU Medical Alumni Association of Northern Illinois
Filipino American Association of Iowa (Alma Reed)
Filipino-American Organization of Metro Omaha (Daryl Rose)
Filipino-American Association of Greater Baton Rouge (Val Suico)
Filipino-Americans of New Orleans
Filipino-American Historical Society of Chicago
Filipino-American National Historical Society (Midwest Chapter)
Filipino-American National Historical Society (Wisconsin Chapter)
Filipino-Americans of Skokie
Midwest Therapy Network
National Press Club of the Philippines – USA
Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Chicago
Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Michigan
Philippine Certified Public Accountants of Greater Chicago
Siliman Alumni International – Chicago Chapter
University of the Philippines Alumni Association of Greater Chicago
Word of Grace Family Christian Fellowship
Companies & Private Individuals
EC Ortiz & Company LLC
Mariano Santos Group of Companies
Magid Glove & Safety Manufacturing Company
Oremor International and Robert Romero
Orient Star Shipping Incorprated – IL
Toti and Josefina Wee Sit
Fil-Am Media in Chicago
Filipino-American Community Builder
Fil-Am Weekly Mega Scene