The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their historic victory in a statement on Sunday.
George G. Horiates, Supreme President of AHEPA, said in the statement: “We congratulate President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their election. We look forward to working with the Biden administration on the public policy priorities that are critical to the American Hellenic community and AHEPA’s mission.”
The organization, started in Atlanta in 1922 to help fight prejudice against Greeks by the Klu Klux Klan and provide the community with support in matters such as citizenship, also congratulated Greek Americans elected to various positions in the country.
Horiates praised the group of Greek American politicians, stating: “We congratulate the champions of the American Hellenic community who won re-election to Congress, including Hellenic Caucus Co-Chairs U.S. Representatives Gus Bilirakis and Carolyn Maloney; U.S. Representatives John Sarbanes, Dina Titus, Charlie Crist, and Chris Pappas, and the members of the Hellenic Caucus. We also congratulate Nicole Malliotakis on her election to the U.S. House of Representatives.”