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Speier holds forum with Filipino community

By Aaron Kinney
Friday, October 16th, 2009 at 5:36 pm in Democratic Party, Jackie Speier, South San Francisco.

Rep. Jackie Speier will hold a forum with Filipino community members Saturday morning in South San Francisco. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Joseph A. Fernekes Recreation Building at 781 Tennis Drive (inside Orange Park).
Speier will talk about recent legislation and events in Washington, and the Red Cross will provide an update on relief efforts in the Philippines.
On Wednesday, the House passed a Speier-authored resolution expressing its sympathies for residents of the Philippines in the aftermath of recent typhoons.
“The historical and cultural links between the Philippines and the United States run deeper than any flood waters,” Speier said in her speech on the House floor. “I urge my colleagues to support House Resolution 800 to show our friends, the good people of the Philippines, that — as they stood with us in World War II — the American people stand with them at this, their time of greatest need.”

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