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AHI Letter Congratulates Texas Senator Mario Gallegos for Helping to Enact Resolution that Recognizes Macedonia as Hellenic
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: CHRYSOULA ECONOMOPOULOS
June 5, 2003 No. 29 (202) 785-8430

AHI Letter Congratulates Texas Senator Mario Gallegos for Helping to Enact Resolution that Recognizes Macedonia as Hellenic

WASHINGTON, DC—On June 5th 2003, the American Hellenic Institute (AHI) sent a letter to Texas' 6th District Senator Mario Gallegos to thank him for introducing Senate Resolution 658, which proclaims that "the ancient Macedonians are Hellenes and that the inhabitants of the northern province of Greece, Macedonia, are their Hellenic Descendents." The resolution was adopted by the Senate on April 23, 2003 and further states that "the history of Ancient Macedonia has been Hellenic for 3,000 years and continues to be today."

AHI's letter to Senator Gallegos states, "By supporting Resolution 658 and adhering to historical realities, you and the Senate of Texas have set the record straight on an issue of great importance to the Greek American community both in your state, and throughout the country."

Resolution 658 has also been strongly supported by the Pan-Macedonian Association of the U.S. AHI urges Texas residents to write to their senators in the Texas State Legislature to thank them for this important legislative initiative.

A copy of AHI's letter to Texas Senator Mario Gallegos follows (click here). For additional information, please contact Chrysoula Economopoulos at (202) 785-8430 or [email protected]. For additional information regarding the activities of AHI, please view our Web site at http://www.ahiworld.org.

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