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CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY
AHEPA Family Capitol Hill Day Returns with Success
After a three-year hiatus, the AHEPA family hosted a successful
Capitol Hill Day on June 15, 2023. In fact, not a step was lost.
The day began with a Kick-Off reception that included a briefing
and remarks delivered by members of the Congressional
Caucus on Hellenic Issues: Co-Chairs Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and
Chris Pappas (D-NH) and Vice-Chairs Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY)
and Dina Titus (D-NV). U.S. Reps. John Sarbanes (D-MD) and
Grace Meng (D-NY) also stopped by and chatted with our advocates,
who came from coast to coast.
Afterwards, Hill Day advocates dispersed and walked the
halls of Congress and met with well over 40 congressional
offices to discuss the foreign and domestic policy priorities that
are vital to the AHEPA family's mission. These policies include:
strong U.S. relations with Greece and Cyprus, holding Turkey
accountable for its illegal and provocative actions that are not in
the U.S. interests, and strong investment for affordable housing
for older adults and programs that provides lifesaving services
to survivors of domestic violence and their families.
The top objective of the day, however, was to work to grow
the Congressional Hellenic Caucus. As a result of the outreach
conducted in conjunction with Capitol Hill Day, at least four U.S.
representatives joined the caucus. They were U.S. Reps. Seth
Magaziner (D-RI), Rudy Yakym (R-IN), Lisa Rochester Blount
(D-DE), and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL).
During the day, the group gathered for a photo on the
Capitol steps, which has become a tradition. They were joined
by U.S. Reps. John Sarbanes (D-MD), who helped to arrange the
photograph; Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Grace Meng (D-NY), Daniel
Goldman (D-NY), and Pat Ryan (D-NY).
On the eve of Capitol Hill Day, June 14, AHEPA hosted a
reception at the Hyatt Capitol Hill on the occasion of the " Global
Chiefs of Mission " Conference that was held concurrently in
Washington. U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), then-chairman
of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, addressed the
audience. U.S. Ambassador to Greece George Tsunis and U.S.
Ambassador to Cyprus Julie Fisher, also delivered remarks,
commenting on the hard work of AHEPA. U.S. Rep. Donald Payne,
Jr. (D-NJ), whose father, Donald, also was a U.S. representative
and an Ahepan; spoke movingly about his father's legacy and
following in his footsteps as a public servant.
The AHEPA Family Capitol Hill Day began in earnest in
2006.
AHEPA family advocates with Hellenic Caucus Co-Chair Pappas and Vice Chair Titus.
Then-MOA Grand President Pantelous, then-Supreme President Kokotas, and thenDOP
Grand President Boulegeris with Hellenic Caucus Co-Chair Bilirakis and ViceChair
Malliotakis.
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