Thursday, 26 July 2012
July 26, 2012 – Washington, D.C. and Columbus, Ohio – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congressman Steve Stivers has joined the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus). Congressman Stivers is the U.S. Representative for Ohio’s Fifteenth Congressional District.
“I have known Congressman Stivers for many years and he is a close friend to the Macedonian-American community of Ohio,” said prominent Columbus attorney and UMD Advisory Council Member Thomas N. Taneff. “Our community is privileged to have such a leader as a member of the Macedonia Caucus.”
“UMD and Macedonian-Americans are honored to have Congressman Stivers join the Macedonia Caucus, and we welcome his support for Macedonia and its NATO membership,” said UMD President Metodija A. Koloski. “With the joining of Congressman Stivers, the Macedonia Caucus increased to eleven members.”
The Macedonia Caucus, chaired by the longstanding friend of Macedonia, Congresswoman Candice Miller (R-MI), serves as a body to maintain and strengthen the positive and mutually beneficial relationship between the United States and Macedonia. In March 2012, the Macedonia Caucus led an effort putting together fifty-four members of Congress, including Congressman Stivers, to send a letter to President Obama urging him to support Macedonia’s NATO membership during the NATO Summit in Chicago.
As the voice for Macedonian-Americans in Washington, D.C., UMD looks forward to working with all Macedonia Caucus members in furthering its work on U.S.-Macedonia relations. UMD encourages all Macedonian-Americans to contact their members of Congress and ask them to join the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans. Please click HERE to send your letter.
To learn more about how you can get involved, please contact UMD President Metodija A. Koloski at (202) 350-9798 or [email protected].
To learn more about Congressman Stivers, please visit http://stivers.house.gov.
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