NEW YORK – A fundraiser for Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney will be held on Monday, June 18 at the Russian Tea Room, 157 West 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan, 6-8 PM. Rep. Maloney is running for re-election in the 12th Congressional District where the world’s largest Greek diaspora community resides. Congressional District 12 includes Astoria, Long Island City, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and the majority of Manhattan’s East Side.
Maloney is the Founder of the Hellenic Congressional Caucus, which brings a focus on diplomatic, military, and economic issues in Greece, Cyprus, and the Eastern Mediterranean. A champion of strong U.S. relations with Greece and Cyprus, Maloney is outspoken on the issues concerning the Hellenic community, including Turkey’s violations of international law and its illegal incursions into Greek airspace. She also actively supports a just and lasting settlement of the illegal Turkish occupation of the Republic of Cyprus.
Maloney introduced a Congressional resolution to protect Greek Macedonian heritage in a mutually acceptable national name for the former Yugoslav Republic. She emphatically states “Macedonia is Greek.”
Greek-Americans have expressed concerns on recent geopolitical events in Greece, Cyprus, and the Eastern Mediterranean. Maloney stands with the Hellenic Republic of Greece, the Republic of Cyprus and the State of Israel, as nations of the Energy Triangle develop their Sovereign rights as an energy hub for Europe.
Lou Katsos, host of the fundraiser, is a businessman, philanthropist, and concerned citizen who believes the recent events in Greece and Cyprus, require Hellenes and Philhellenes to step up support for Congresswoman Maloney’s re-election campaign. “Our support of Congresswoman Maloney crosses all party lines, for we are united as a community in our support for Greece and Cyprus,” the President and Founder of EMBCA said.
Carolyn Maloney has fought for human rights and religious freedom in Turkey, where the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople resides. She was nicknamed “Bouboulina” after the heroine of the Greek Revolution, by Hellenes in the largest diaspora community outside of Greece and Cyprus.
“Ancient Greek values are the foundation of America’s values, as a democracy and champion of freedom,” said Maloney.
The Democratic Primary Election is on Tuesday, June 26.
The Fundraising Reception will be held on Monday, June 18, at the Russian Tea Room, 157 West 57th Street in Manhattan, 6-8 PM.
To contribute and RSVP: bit.ly/MaloneyRussianTea
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