AHEPA President Meets with US Senators

AHEPA President James with 
US Senator Wayne Allard of Colorado

On his latest trip to Washington, DC, December 8, Supreme President Gus James, II, took AHEPA’s mission directly to the decision makers on Capitol Hill. President James first met with Senator Wayne Allard of Colorado. President James highlighted AHEPA’s 85-years of community service. Furthermore, President James invited Senator Allard tothe Supreme Convention in Denver next July. The Senator expressed strong interest to participate, schedule permitting.

Also, President James informed the senator about the AHEPA Business Expo at the convention (pictured left: Allard). President James, also met with the staff of Colorado Senator, Ken Salazar, and extended a formal invitation for the Senator to participate at the Supreme Convention.

Gus James, II, President of AHEPA
meets with Senator Paul Sarbanes
Next, President James met with a senior foreign policy advisor to Senator George Voinovich of Ohio. The senator is a member of AHEPA. The main topic discussed was the pending Visa-Waiver legislation that the senator introduced on December 7. Finally, before leaving the Capitol Hill, President James met with fellow Ahepan, Senator Paul Sarbanes. President James wanted to personally thank the senator for all his work throughout his tenure, including most recently efforts to address the Visa-Waiver issue.

The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) is the largest and oldest American-based, Greek heritage grassroots membership organization. Its scope is international with chapters in the United States, Canada, Greece, and Cyprus, and "sister" chapters in Australia and New Zealand under the auspices of AHEPA Australasia. AHEPA was founded on July 26, 1922 in response to the evils of bigotry and racism that emerged in early 20th century American society. It also helped Greek immigrants assimilate into society. Today, AHEPA brings the ideals of ancient Greece, which includes philanthropy, education, civic responsibility, and family and individual excellence to the community. The AHEPA family consists of four organizations: AHEPA, Daughters of Penelope, Sons of Pericles and Maids of Athena. For more information about the organization or how to join, contact AHEPA Headquarters (202-232-6300) or visit the organization's newly redesigned website at http://www.ahepa.org.

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