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Turkish Americans Hold Town Hall Meeting

On September 11, Turkish Americans in the Washington, D.C, Maryland, Virginia area held a “town hall meeting” and discussion with Lale M. Morrison, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings‘ (D-FL/20th) Chief of Staff, over delicious Turkish food and drinks at Kazan Restaurant in McLean, VA. TC USA PAC Treasurer G. Lincoln McCurdy Read More …

Mert Kayan Meets with Former Congresswoman Edwards

On March 27, former Maryland Congresswoman Donna Edwards, who is running for Prince George’s County Executive, met with Mert Kayan, Treasurer of the Turkish Coalition Northeast Political Action Committee (TC-NE PAC) in Washington, D.C. They discussed her campaign, Maryland politics, and the broad US-Turkey relationship. Edwards expressed interest Read More …

TC Northeast PAC Meets with Congressman Brown

On March 19, TC-NE PAC attended a reception honoring Representative Anthony Brown (D-MD/4th). Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD/5th) was a special guest at the event. Representative Brown spoke with Gunay Evinch, Co-Chair of the Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC), and Mert Kayan, the Treasurer of the Turkish Read More …

Denver Turkish Americans Meet with Congressman Coffman

On March 27, TC-USA PAC arranged a meeting between Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO/6th) and members of the Turkish American Cultural Society of Colorado (TACSCO) in Denver, Colorado. Those representing the Turkish American community were Tuba Firincioglu, Allison Block, Orhan Conger, and Osman Apaydin. Louette Ragusa of TCA also Read More …

Turkish Americans in Florida Meet with Congressman Hastings

From March 2 to 4, Turkish Americans from the Florida Turkish American Association (FTAA) attended Congressman Alcee Hastings’ (D-FL/20th) 7th Annual South Florida Fly-In Weekend at the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY/8th) and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL/23rd) also participated. TC- USA PAC was a sponsor Read More …

Make Sure Your Voice is Heard by Congress!

The Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans The Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans, better known as the Turkey Caucus, was established in 2001 as a bi-partisan platform for members of Congress to focus on U.S.-Turkey relations and issues that concern Turkish Americans.   Read More …

Turkish American Political Activism

Turkish American political activism was transformed in 2007 with the establishment of Turkish American political action committees under the Ten Thousand Turks Campaign. Five Turkish American political action committees now work across the United States to promote an ever-stronger friendship between the United States and Turkey, forged on Read More …

What is a PAC?

Political Action Committee (PAC) A political committee organized for the purpose of raising and spending money to elect and defeat candidates. Most PACs represent business, labor or ideological interests. PACs can give $5,000 to a candidate committee per election (primary, general or special). They can also give up to Read More …

2015-2016 Election Cycle

In the 2015-2016 election cycle, the Turkish American PACs have shattered all previous contribution records! Thanks to your generous contributions to the five Turkish American Political Action Committees (PACs), we were able to continue our mission of encouraging a stronger relationship between the United States and Turkey as Read More …