AHI Urges Indiana Senator to Lift Hold on Greek Independence Day Resolution; Calls on Community to Take Action
WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) sent a letter today to U.S. Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN) expressing disappointment that the senator is placing a hold on S.Res.105, a resolution recognizing the 194th anniversary of the independence of Greece and celebrating democracy in Greece and the United States, keeping the U.S. Senate from passing the resolution. The senator is holding the resolution based upon comments made by Greece’s Minister of Defense Panos Kammenos.
“We are extremely disappointed that Senator Dan Coats has taken such drastic action to express concern about the minister’s flippant comment,” AHI President Nick Larigakis said. “Greece’s contributions to the security interests of both the United States and NATO are quite clear and evident. Our letter details Greece’s unwavering commitment to United States security policy and should alleviate any concern the senator has about it.”
Larigakis added, “We urge the Greek American community to contact Senator Coats today and urge him to let S.Res.105 pass.”