November 9, 2016

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AHEPA Congratulates President-elect Trump, Greek American Champions 
WASHINGTON (November 9, 2016) -- Supreme President Andrew C. Zachariades issued the following statement on the outcome of the 2016 United States general election:

"We congratulate President-elect Donald J. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence on their election.  We look forward to working with the Trump Administration on the public policy priorities that are critical to the American Hellenic community.

"Furthermore, we congratulate the champions of the American Hellenic community who won re-election to Congress, including: Hellenic Caucus Co-Chairs U.S. Representatives Gus Bilirakis and Carolyn Maloney; U.S. Representatives John Sarbanes, Dina Titus, and Niki Tsongas; and the entire memberships of the Hellenic Caucus and Congressional Hellenic Israeli Alliance. We also congratulate Charlie Crist on his election to the U.S. House of Representatives.  We look forward to their continued strong support in the 115th Congress.

"Finally, we commend all Ahepans, Greek Americans, and Philhellenes who sought public office at the federal, state, and local levels--whether they were successful in their bid or not--because we applaud their dedication and commitment to public service. Additionally, we commend all those who fulfilled their civic responsibilities and exercised their right to vote in yesterday's election." 

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Founded in 1922 in Atlanta, Georgia, on the principles that undergirded its fight for civil rights and against discrimination, bigotry, and hatred felt at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan, 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.  
AHEPA's mission is to promote the ancient Greek ideals of Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence through community service and volunteerism. 
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