Six members of Congress joined the Republic Day celebrations as the result of a coordinated effort by TCA, supported by the Assembly of Turkish American Associations , the Federation of Turkish American Associations and several local Turkish American associations.
The following members of Congress will be guests of honor of Turkish American associations at their Republic Day balls:
Congressman John Culberson (R-TX/7th),
American Turkish Association of Houston
Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX/5th),
Turkish American Association of Northern Texas
Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL/23rd),
Florida Turkish American Association
Congressman Michael Rogers (R-MI/8th),
Turkish American Cultural Association of Michigan
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA/46th),
Association of Turkish Americans of Southern California
We are also pleased to share with you two statements to the Turkish American community, issued by the Co-Chairs of the Congressional Turkish Caucus in commemoration of the 85th Anniversary of the Turkish Republic . We encourage local associations to read them at their celebrations and further distribute them to their communities.
Statement by Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL/19th),
Democratic Co-Chair of the Turkish Caucus [pdf]
Ed Whitfield (R-KY/1st) and Kay Granger (R-TX/12th) [pdf]