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THE AHEPA FAMILY TAKES ITS MESSAGE TO

CAPITOLHILL

strong U.S. - Greece relations as Greece endures
The AHEPA family brought its public policy priorities
two crises; religious freedom for the Ecumenical
to the attention of Capitol Hill legislators and their
Patriarchate, ending the division of Cyprus, efforts
staffs, May 3, 2017, during its annual Capitol Hill Day.
to support a review of World War II Veteran James
The event has become an annual one since 2006.
"Maggie" Megellas Medal of Honor
"Our
mission
case, and ensuring cost-effective,
guides our pubjob creating, and lifesaving domeslic policy priortic programs are preserved and
ities,"
Supreme
maintained in the federal budget.
President Andrew
Domestic programs of interest to
C. Zachariades said.
the AHEPA family include: afford"As such, we have a
able housing for the elderly, medical
diverse set of legisresearch at NIH, and domestic violative interests, both
lence. In addition, the participants'
foreign and domesobjective was to help to grow the
tic, that reflect our
Congressional Caucus on Hellenic
programs and initiatives that serve our Hellenic Caucus Co-chair Rep. Bilirakis is flanked by Grand Issues as well as other congressional
caucuses of interest.
mission and commu- President Spanos and Supreme President Zachariades.
"Our aim is to grow the Congressional Caucus on
nity."
Hellenic Issues, helping it to return to the record-setHe added, "We sincerely thank all our volunteer
ting number we achieved in previous congresses,"
members who unselfishly took the time out of their
Zachariades said. "We are encouraged by the positive
busy schedules to fulfill their commitment to civic
responses we received by members of Congress, and
responsibility. We had representation stretching from
their staffs, who are not members of the Caucus, to
the West Coast and Southwest, to the Mountain
join it."
West and Midwest, and of course, New England and
Not less than a
mid-Atlantic region. The diverse geographic compoweek after Capitol
sition of our grassroots is our strength, and it is cruHill Day, AHEPA
cial that we bring it to Capitol Hill to convey a strong
welcomed news that
message in support of our policy priorities."
U.S. Rep. Michael
According to Zachariades, AHEPA family memCoffman (R-CO) joined
bers who participated at the organization's annual
the Congressional
Capitol Hill Day discussed issues that included:
Caucus on Hellenic
Greece's importance to United States defense and
Issues.
Ahepans
security interests in Europe and the importance of

Hellenic Caucus Co-chair Rep. Maloney
announces introduction of the Parthenon
Marbles resolution.

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