"I am sad at the passing of Alice Bulos, our esteemed Filipino American leader. Alice, our community's Shero, an extraordinary citizen, led almost single-handedly the campaign to amplify the Filipino American voice encouraging more FilAms to run for elected office and hounding elected officials to appoint more FilAms to powerful boards and commissions..."
As Filipinos in the United States, we are at a crossroads. The San Francisco Bay Area is home to nearly a quarter of the entire population of Filipino Americans in the United States. Unfortunately, according to FAJ's recent Filipino Electorate Project, it seems that only about 50% of the eligible voting population in the Bay Area's counties are registered to vote. What is interesting, however, is the high percentage of those registered to vote are naturalized citizens. Let's change that.