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Civic Responsibility AHEPA Congressional Scorecard Helps to Educate Electorate In anticipation of the 2012 Election, AHEPA released its 2012 Congressional Scorecard for the 112th Congress on issues of importance to the American Hellenic community. “We were presented 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,” said Supreme President Dr. John Grossomanides. “If anything, the scorecard may be the best indicator of how well legislators are aware of, or are engaged in, our issues.” Dr. Grossomanides encouraged the community to outreach to members of Congress to thank them if they are supportive on the issues, or conversely, to inquire why they are disengaged. “Because the success of government depends on an engaged and educated citizenry, we were proud to provide the community with this helpful tool,” said Dr. Grossomanides. Dr. Grossomanides encouraged community members to utilize and share the scorecard with their family, friends and colleagues even well after the election. “The scorecard provides us with an idea of where we can do better with certain legislators come the new 113th Congress in January,” he added. 2012 AHEPA Congressional Scorecard 2. H.R.1337: Strengthen Relations w/ Greece U.S. House of Representatives For Greek American Issues in the 112th Congress 11. To POTUS Re: Urge Turkey Ensure Rel Freedoms Ecumenical Patriarchate (11/11) 2. H.R. 2362: Indian Tribal Trade w/ Turkey 4. H.R.2362: Indian Tribal Trade w/ Turkey 5. H.R.2597: American-Owned Property in Occupied Cyprus Act 10. H.Res.676: Sovereignty of Republic of Cyprus All Territory 9. H.Res.650: FYROM/Greece Name Issue 3. H.Res.306: Turkey Safeguard Christian Heritage PASSED V V MACEDONIA CAUCUS MEMBERSHIP LEGISLATION CO-SPONSORSHIP 6. H.J.Res.83: Disapprove Arms Sale to Turkey HELLENIC CAUCUS MEMBERSHIP 12. To POTUS: Pro-NATO Membership FYROM (3/12) 1. H.Res.180: Ecumenical Patriarchate 8. H.R. 4243: NATO Enhancement Act TURKISH CAUCUS MEMBERSHIP Y Y Y Y LEGISLATION EVALUATION Florida Jeff Miller (R-1) Steve Southerland (R-2) Corrine Brown (D-3) Ander Crenshaw (R-4) Richard Nugent (R-5) Cliff Stearns (R-6) John L. Mica (R-7) Daniel Webster (R-8) Gus M. Bilirakis (R-9) C. W. Bill Young (R-10) Kathy Castor (D-11) Dennis Ross (R-12) Vern Buchanan (R-13) Connie Mack (R-14) Bill Posey (R-15) Tom Rooney (R-16) Frederica Wilson (D-17) Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-18) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y+ Y Y+ Y+ Y Y Y N N N Y N Y Y Y N N N N Y NV Y N N Y 14% 25% 25% 0% 25% 0% 0% 0% 100% 25% 25% 25% 0% 1% 0% 25% 35% 20% Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y+ Y Y+ Y Y 14% 28% 25% 5% 28% 2% 0% 0% 100% 33% 28% 30% 3% 11% 3% 25% 45% 93% Scorecard Available for Download, www.ahepa.org/vote For More Info Contact policy@ahepa.org A snapshot of the 2012 AHEPA Congressional Scorecard. OVERALL EVALUATION 21 7. H.Res.506: Reopen Halki RECORDED VOTES FAILED 222-160 (2/3 Req'd) LETTERS www.ahepa.org Winter 2012 The AhepAN http://www.ahepa.org/vote http://www.ahepa.org

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The AHEPAN - Winter 2013
Contents
President’s Message
AHEPA Family News
AHEPA Maintains a Commitment to Education
AHEPA Family Provides Humanitarian Relief at Home … and Abroad
The Journey Begins This Summer
The Periclean
Civic Responsibility
Housing
Athletics
AHEPA Family Chapter News
In Memoriam

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