The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) has issued its Congressional Info-Card for the 113th Congress concerning topics of significance to the Greek diaspora.
AHEPA announced the following press release regarding its 2014 Congressional Info-Card.
WASHINGTON, DC - The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), a leading association for the nation's millions of American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes, released its 2014 Congressional Info-Card for the 113th Congress on issues of importance to the American Hellenic community, announced National President Phillip T. Frangos.
Download the Congressional Info-Card for the 113th Congress (Excel)
Download the AHEPA Congressional Info-Card Legend/Key (PDF)
"This November 4 all seats for the House of Representatives are up for election and approximately one-third of Senate seats are too," Frangos said. "We are 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. 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 is being 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 Info-Card," he said.
Frangos encourages 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. "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."
Founded in 1922 in Atlanta, Georgia, to protect individuals from the evils of bigotry and discrimination, AHEPA is the largest and oldest grassroots association of American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes with more than 400 chapters across the United States, Canada, and Europe. The mission of AHEPA is to promote the ancient Greek ideals of Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence through community service and volunteerism.
For more information about AHEPA, please visit ahepa.org or contact AHEPA Headquarters, 202-232-6300.
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