Since its inception, the American Hellenic Council has been the focal point of political activities of Greek Americans in California. The AHC has become an effective and respected political advocacy group whose primary purpose is to inform the U.S. Congress on issues promoting and protecting Greek-American interests. During its existence, the American Hellenic Council has supported numerous Hellenic issues and has expressed support for members of Congress that understand and subscribe to our causes
American Hellenic Council 2013 Awards Gala in Los Angeles a great success with honorees Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, Rep. Gus Bilirakis and Professor Thanasis Maskaleris
The American Hellenic Council honored Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic and famous for winning and organizing the very successful 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece; Congressman Gus Bilirakis, Republican from the Twelfth District of Florida, who has been very vocal for Hellenic Issues in the US Congress and Professor Thanasis Maskaleris, the Founding Director at the Center for Modern Greek Studies at San Francisco State University during the organization's annual gala, held on March 30th in Los Angeles. Former Governor of Massachusetts and 1988 US Presidential Candidate Michael Dukakis was the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. Read full Press Release Here
Our 2014 Annual Awards Gala is being planned... stay tuned!
The American Hellenic Council, through its 501(c)3 charitable fund has setup as special fund to collect aid for Greece.
As people of Greek heritage living abroad, we feel an obligation to help alleviate the suffering caused. The extended suffering has prompted the AHC Board of Directors to initiate an effort to collect donations that will be earmarked helping the people of Greece in need.
Urge your Congressman to support House Resolution 676 and your Senator to support Senate Resolution 47 for Cyprus!
On June 5, 2012 upon the urging of Cypriot-American and Greek-American organizations nationwide, US Representatives Gus Bilirakis of Florida and Eliot Engel of New York introduced House Resolution 676 which among other things:
a) urges Turkey to stop sending non-Cypriot Turkish citizens in the occupied north part of Cyprus
b) urges Turkey to respect the territorial integrity of the Republic of Cyprus, by ending its ongoing military occupation
c) urges Turkey to respect the right of the Republic of Cyprus to exploit its natural resources within its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) without threatening statements, threat of war or other interference
Concurrently, Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine introduced Senate Resolution 47 with identical language in the US Senate.
d) urges the US Administration to call on Turkey to end its violation of the Geneva Convention
TAKE ACTION NOW AND MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
The AHC depends on the generous support of its members in order to continue to fight for a peaceful and equitable solution in Cyprus, an end to religious oppression in Turkey and many other important issues.
The AHC exists to ensure that the voice of the Greek American community is heard and respected by our elected officials. To do this we must bolster our membership to ensure we have the clout and the resources to accomplish our task. This is why we are asking you to become a member of the Council today!!!
Become a member today!!
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