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 is facilitated by Turkish Coalition Northeast Political Action Committee, TC-NE PAC, for the members of the Turkish American community to regularly get together, hear from those who are active in American politics, explore opportunities to better influence their future, and network with other like-minded folks.