The American Hellenic Institute Urges Congress to Honor Greece's 200th Independence Day

Action Alert: Urge Congress to Honor Greece's 200th Independence Day

The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) applauds the introduction of bipartisan legislation in the United States Senate that commemorates Greece’s 200th independence day, and highlights the U.S.-Greece bilateral relationship.

President of AHI Nick Larigakis said, “AHI congratulates the original sponsors of this resolution, Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and John Barrasso (R-WY) , for their efforts to commemorate Greece’s bicentennial and reaffirm the US-Greece bilateral relationship. We encourage the resolution’s speedy passage.”



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Request your U.S. senators to co-sponsor and pass the resolution

Why Is This Legislation Important?

A strong message must be sent that Greece is both an important friend and a strategic ally of the United States.

What Will the Legislation Do?

·       Recognizes the 200th anniversary of Greek Independence Day

·       Celebrates Ancient Greece as the birthplace of democracy and the enduring commitment of the Greek people to democratic principles

·       Acknowledges the important role that Greece has played on the global stage in addition to the country’s strong relationship with the United States

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