Archive for October, 2013

FAJ’s $10k Match

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

$10k match_xF8FF_silent auction match Top editIn honor of FAJ’s 40th Anniversary, a generous donor – Jim and Gretchen Sandler Philanthropy – has offered to match up to $10,000 in contributions from our friends and supporters.  The total contribution of $20,000 is much needed to advance our work with youth, low-wage workers and immigrants.

In particular we are piloting a health advocate (promotora) training project for care givers (in partnership with CALPACT of the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley), and a youth arts program that focuses on street dance.  We will also continue to provide prevention education and leadership development for middle and high school students, worker rights advocacy and leadership development for domestic workers, voter identification, education and mobilization and immigrant assistance.

$10k match_xF8FF_silent auction match editYou can help us achieve this kind and thoughtful contribution in two ways:
1.  Make a contribution of any amount by clicking here or mail a check to:  FAJ, 310 – 8th St., Ste 306, Oakland, CA. 94607.   Make the check out to:  Filipino Advocates for Justice or FAJ.  Or,

2.  Buy an item posted on our website by clicking here or the picture above.  They include a couple of vacation opportunities, a gourmet meal cooked at your home, art, apparel and more!

Your contributions are greatly appreciated and tax deductible.  FAJ’s tax ID # is 94-2218907.

Thanks very much.

We Did it! Victory for Domestic Workers in California!

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013


Thursday, September 26, 2013, history was made. California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB241: California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, surrounded by domestic workers in his office:

California is the third state to pass a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights honoring and recognizing the work of domestic workers. Even more so, California is the first state to grant daily overtime for hundreds of thousands of domestic workers after 9 hours of work.

This victory wouldn’t have been possible without the leadership and hard work of domestic worker leaders like Emiliana, who worked on this campaign for several years. But it also would not have been possible, without your support! Your emails, calls and social media posts made the difference in our long journey towards justice for domestic workers in California.

Filipino Advocates for Justice would like to thank all of you who have supported this campaign! Mabuhay ang mga domestic workers! Mabuhay ang mga Pilipinos! (Long live domestic workers! Long live Filipinos!)

If you are on social media, please join the call of the California Domestic workers Coalition and the National Domestic Workers Alliance in taking a moment to send Governor Brown a thank-you note at @JerryBrownGov or on his Facebook page.

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