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CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY AHEPA Publishes 2014 Congressional "Info-Card" AHEPA released its 2014 Congressional Info-Card for the 113th Congress on issues of importance to the American Hellenic community prior to the November midterm election, announced Supreme President Phillip T. Frangos. "The midterm election presented us with an opportunity to educate the American Hellenic community about the level of support members of Congress have toward issues that are important to the community," Frangos said. "If anything, the Info-Card may be the best indicator of how well legislators are aware of, or engaged in, our issues." Traditionally known as a "Scorecard," this year it was published as an "Info-Card." According to Frangos, there were not enough hard criteria, specifically recorded floor votes, upon which to formulate a proper evaluation. "Despite this, we wanted to continue to provide the community with a service of keeping it informed and updated about what transpires on Capitol Hill by producing the InfoCard," he said. The Info-Card is useful after the election, Frangos added. He encouraged the community to outreach to members of Congress to thank them if they are supportive on the issues or to inquire why not if they are disengaged. The Info-Card can be vehicle through which the grassroots can request meetings with legislators. "Because the success of government depends on an engaged and educated citizenry, we are proud to provide the community with this helpful tool," Frangos said. "We encourage the community to utilize it and share it with family, friends and colleagues even after the election." The Info-Card is available for download at CongressionalScorecard.html. 20 | THE AHEPAN ยท Winter 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The AHEPAN - Winter 2014

President's Message
AHEPA Family News
Our Commitment to the "E" in AHEPA
AHEPA Family Embarks on Capital Campaign for Saint Nicholas National Shrine
A Student Reflects on Her Journey to Greece Experience
Literary Corner
Civic Responsibility
Hellenic Cultural Commission
AHEPA Family Chapter News
In Memoriam

The AHEPAN - Winter 2014