GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
- Help members to develop leadership skills
- Protect the rights of all veterans and their families
- Provide resources to veterans and their families to secure their benefits
- Provide and secure funds for scholarship programs for Hispanic youth
- Support the improvement of educational opportunities for Hispanic youth
- Assist disadvantage Hispanic seniors and youth
- Provide support for issues that affect Hispanic families
- Support community issues
1717 Federal Blvd
Denver , 80204
|The American GI Forum (AGIF) is a Congressionally-Chartered Hispanic
Veterans organization founded in 1948. AGIF currently operates chapters
throughout the United States, with a focus on veteran's issues, education
and civil rights.
|In 1965, the Mile Hi Chapter was organized and constitutionally chartered as an |
affiliate member of the American GI Forum. As an organization we provide many
different services to our veteran community.
Next March will mark the 70th anniversary of the American GI Forum. The time has come again for us as GI Forum
members to live up to the mission stated in the Preamble of our National Constitution. In part, it states "we hereby commit
ourselves to the principles of American limited constitutional democracy, to be advocates of US military service veterans’
rights, education & civil rights."
Dr. Garcia saw and fought the injustices of veterans being denied benefits 70 years ago. Today the injustice being levied
against veterans, the majority being immigrant Latinos veterans, is deportation.
I encourage each and everyone of you to download the attached letter. Send a copy to Senator Michael F. Bennet,
Senator Cory Gardner and your Congress person. NOTE: YOU CAN SEND THE MESSAGE TO BOTH SENATORS
ONLINE. THE SITES FOR SOME OF THE CONGRESS PERSONS WILL ONLY LET YOU CONTACT THEM ONLINE IF
YOU ARE IN THEIR DISTRICT. OTHERWISE YOU WILL NEED TO SEND THEM HARD COPY MAIL.
For your convenience, the addresses for all of the Colorado delegation are one the right side of this article.
Visit www.deportedveteranssupporthouse.org. Click around the various tabs to get an idea of what these veterans are
challenged with. Also take time to view the following July 2016 ACLU of CA report.
I believe the immigration debate in this country would be at another level if the majority of citizens were even remotely
aware of this travesty.
Please share the following article with your contacts or other interested individuals.
Thanking you in advance.
Joe Davalos, Commander
American GI Forum
Mile Hi Chapter