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.
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.
Using the lenses of colonialism and gender, this article explores the evolving nature and perception of Native American women’s leadership historically and in the present.
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.
Sevgili Arkadaşlar, We are happy to announce that we have officially launched the National Coalition of Turkish American Women Political Action Committee (NC-TAW PAC) on October 29, Turkish Republic Day. 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 […]
On December 4, Turkish Americans in the Washington, D.C, Maryland, Virginia area met at Cafe Georgetown for a holiday-themed, third town hall meeting to celebrate the election victory of Lauren Arikan, who was recently elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in the 7th District. Lauren is married to Turkish American Yusuf Arikan. The series of town-hall meetings […]
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 and TC NE PAC Treasurer Mert Kayan […]
On July 19th, TC Northeast PAC Treasurer Mert Kayan hosted a meet and greet in Washington, DC with Jesse Colvin, Democratic candidate for Congress in Maryland’s 1st district, for members of the Turkish American community. His wife Jordan and their son also attended. Colvin served six years in the U.S. Army as an intelligence officer […]
Congratulations to Lauren Arikan, spouse of Yusuf Arikan and member of the Turkish American community, for her win in the Maryland Republican primary election for House of Delegates (District 7) on June 26th! Lauren has been endorsed by several of her Republican colleagues such as Congressman Andy Harris (R-MD/1st) and Delegate Pat McDonough (R-MD/7th). She […]
On May 7th the TC Northeast PAC hosted a fundraiser at the Turkish American Community Center and Mosque for former Maryland Congresswoman Donna Edwards, who is running for Prince George’s County Executive, in Lanham, MD. Donna Edwards is a longtime friend of the Turkish American community since her tenure on Capitol Hill. The event provided […]
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 in reaching out to the Turkish American […]
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 Coalition Northeast PAC (TC-NE PAC) to discuss […]
On March 28, TC-USA PAC, TC-NE PAC and TC-Midwest PAC were sponsors of a dinner in Washington, DC, honoring Congressman Don Beyer’s (D-VA/8th). Representatives from the Turkish American community in Virginia who attended the dinner highlighted the importance of continuing dialogue between Turkey and the United States and maintaining the alliance. As a token of […]
Ending the 2015-2016 Election Cycle, the Turkish American Community stepped up to the plate in political giving. Thank you Turkish Americans and friends of the US – Turkey Relationship.