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AHEPA Family Takes Its Message to Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, DC – [Photo by Bill Petros]

More than 100 advocates from coast-to-coast participated in another successful annual AHEPA Family Capitol Hill Day, May 23, 2024, according to Supreme President Savas C. Tsivicos.

The AHEPA family advocates walked the halls of Congress and met or engaged with an estimated 80 congressional offices to discuss the foreign and domestic policy priorities that are vital to the AHEPA family’s mission. These 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 objectives of the day, however, was working to grow the Congressional Hellenic Caucus and garnering support for legislation to strengthen the U.S.-Cyprus strategic partnership in this, the year the community marks the 50th dark anniversary of Turkey’s illegal invasion and ongoing occupation of the Republic of Cyprus.

The day began with the traditional taking of the group photo on the steps of the U.S. Capitol followed by a Kick-Off orientation reception and briefing that included remarks delivered by members of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues: Co-Chair Chris Pappas (D-NH) and Vice-Chairs Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) and Dina Titus (D-NV), and Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-NY).

“On behalf of the AHEPA family, I want to sincerely thank the advocates who took the time out of their business and personal schedules to walk the halls of Congress, knock on doors, and deliver a strong message to policymakers that the American Hellenic community is active and engaged in the policies, foreign and domestic, that matter most to our mission and our community,” Tsivicos said.
The AHEPA Family Capitol Hill Day began in earnest in 2006.