WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced a resolution commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Order of AHEPA’s founding, announced Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas.
“For a century, AHEPA has become an integral piece of the American mosaic, serving as a vital vehicle for the progressive development and emergence of Americans of Hellenic heritage into every facet of society,” Supreme President Kokotas said. “This fulfillment shows the promise of the American Dream is real. We sincerely appreciate Senators Van Hollen and Rubio for their sponsorship of a commemorative resolution that fittingly captures our 100-year journey, pays homage to our immigrant forebears, and sets forth the contributions of Greek Americans to society. We call for its swift passage.”
“Through its community initiatives and charitable work, AHEPA has helped nurture and advance democratic principles and values both here and abroad,” Senator Van Hollen said. “Since its founding, AHEPA members have spearheaded organizing efforts to help build more equitable and secure communities, support civil rights and wellbeing, uphold our country’s values, and preserve and promote the important history and heritage of the Hellenic community. I will continue to support AHEPA’s efforts as we work together to create a more perfect union.”
“I was proud to introduce this resolution honoring the important impact of AHEPA across our nation, and especially in the State of Florida,” Senator Rubio said. “I look forward to their continued positive impact in the years to come.”
Kokotas asks members of the community to reach out to the offices of their U.S. senators to request they co-sponsor the Van Hollen-Rubio resolution commemorating AHEPA’s 100th anniversary.
The full text of the resolution is available here