The right to vote of Overseas Filipinos does not die simply because they are working and living abroad. However, the mechanism that will allow them to vote in absentia is absent and this Congress, of which you are a member, has not done its best to pass the Absentee Voting Bill that will let them vote even as they are abroad.
Both the overseas Filipinos and their families are urgently and earnestly appealing to you to personally and actively pursue the passage of the Absentee Voting Bill, HB 3570, and ensure its passage within this current session and in time for the May 2004 national elections.
Signature over Printed Name
Address in Philippines:
Filipino Working Abroad (please check appropriate box):
[ ] Myself [ ] Father/ Mother
[ ] Brother/ Sister [ ] Others: _____________
The International Coalition for Overseas Filipinos' Voting Rights (ICOFVR)