NC-TAW PAC's mission is to encourage and support Turkish Americans, particularly women, to participate in the American political system by engaging with elected officials and by running for public office. As Turkish American women, we support legislation that advocates for gender, social, economic, and racial equality; global peace, justice, equity; and environmental stewardship.

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Remembering our Executive Member Serap Odabas Yigit

Serap Odabas Yigit, NCTAWPAC Executive Member, Past President of Florida Turkish American Association (FTAA) and Florida Turkish Center Trustee, passed away on February 19, 2021. NCTAWPAC Board members express their condolences to the Yigit family, friends and the Turkish American community. Serap was a great supporter of the NCTAWPAC and will be missed. May her soul rest in peace.

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Turkish American Selected as Elector of the Electoral College

Turkish American Derya Taskin will participate as one of the 14 New Jersey delegates when the 538 electors of the Electoral College from the 50 states and the District of Columbia cast their official votes for president and vice president on December 14, 2020

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Congratulations to the Inaugural Top Donor of the National Coalition of TAWPAC

NC- TAW PAC expresses its gratitude and congratulations to Cem Hacioglu, a Turkish American executive who is President and CEO of West Africa LNG Group, for not only being its first donor but contributing the maximum annual amount allowed by law.

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Stand with Deb Haaland and Protect Indigenous Monuments

Many Native American communities suffer from a lack of resources due to inadequate funding. For example, almost 40% of homes in the Navajo Nation do not have clean running water.

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Becoming Turkish-American in Iran

Daphne McCurdy reflects on her experience visiting Iran as a Turkish American under her Turkish identity. newlinesmag.com/first-person/becoming-turkish-american-in-iran Daphne McCurdy formerly served in the U.S. Department of State overseeing stabilization and democracy programs across the Middle East.

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2020 Election Results

The Turkish American community witnessed the highest number of candidates running for public office in 2020 with 13 members of the community declaring their candidacy for federal, state, and local positions.