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AHI Releases Congressional Candidate Questionnaire Findings

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Nick Larigakis
October 25, 2010—No. 65 (202) 785-8430

AHI Releases Congressional Candidate Questionnaire Findings

Majority of Respondents Agree with AHI’s Positions on Greek American Issues

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) released the results from its 2010 Congressional Candidate Questionnaire today.  In September, AHI mailed the questionnaire to the campaign offices of congressional candidates from the two major parties and select independent candidates who are running for congress.

“The questionnaire surveyed the candidates on issues that are of great importance to the Greek American community that involve U.S. relations with Greece and Cyprus, as well as Southeastern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean region,” said Executive Director Nick Larigakis “This includes issues such as the Aegean Sea Boundary, FYROM’s name-recognition, a just and viable Cyprus solution, religious freedom for the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and a critical review of U.S. policy toward Turkey.”

AHI received 47 responses of which 21 candidates stated that they do not complete surveys or questionnaires.  Twenty-six candidates did submit responses.  The overwhelming majority of respondents were in agreement with each of the nine policy questions asked by AHI.

Please click here to download the questionnaire results (11-page PDF document).

To view the candidate questionnaire, please click here.

The American Hellenic Institute is a non-profit Greek American think-tank and public policy center that works to strengthen relations between the United States and Greece and Cyprus, and within the Greek American community.

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For additional information, please contact Demetra Atsaloglou at (202) 785-8430 or at [email protected]. For general information about the activities of AHI, please see our website at http://www.ahiworld.org.