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AHF Action Alert, March 14, 2007

  • US Congress - Help build the Congressional Friends of Hungary (CFH)...


3/5/2007 - ACTION ALERT: Help build the Congressional Friends of Hungary (CFH)... On February 12, Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA), Chairman of the U.S. Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Congressman Christopher Shays (R-CT) circulated a "Dear Colleague" letter inviting Members of Congress to join the Congressional Friends of Hungary (CFH). The purpose of the caucus, as noted by the co-chairs, is "to recognize the contributions of Hungarian-Americans to the United States and to strengthen the ties between the United States and Hungary."

How can you help?

1) Copy the sample letter below, paste it into a document and fill in the blanks
2) Save the document to your hard drive, print it and sign it
3) Find your local state representatives by entering your zip code in the tool on our Website at [ALERTS]. This legislative tool will provide addresses, emails, fax and phone numbers.

IT IS BEST TO CALL and then FAX the letter.

What to Say?

"Hello, my name is _____. I am a constituent of Representative _____ and also a member of the American Hungarian Federation. On February 12th, Congressmen Tom Lantos and Christopher Shays distributed a "Dear Colleague Letter" entitled
"Join the Congressional Friends of Hungary." I am calling to ask the Congressman to join the CFH. I and the other Americans of Hungarian descent in his/her district would be grateful for his/her support. I will fax you a letter that also includes the contact name in Congressman Lantos' office should you need more information."

The Letter:

The Honorable [name of your Congressman]
United States House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20210

Dear Congressman ________:

I am one of your constituents who lives in ______. I
call your attention to the "Dear Colleague Letter" distributed on February 12, 2007 by Congressmen Tom Lantos and Christopher Shays, titled "Join the Congressional Friends of Hungary." I urge you to consider joining this Congressional Caucus, whose main purpose is to strengthen the ties between the American and Hungarian people and to recognize the Hungarian-American community. There are a number of Hungarian-Americans in your district and our community would be grateful for your support. Your wise counsel would be an asset in the operation of this caucus, particularly in the areas of human rights and minority rights. Maryamu Aminu in Congressman Lantos' office (at x6-7766 or
maryamu.aminu@mail.house.gov) will be able to provide further information.

Sincerely yours,

[Your name]

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  • For 12 days, countless Hungarian teenagers fought in the bloody Hungarian Revolution against Communist tyranny and overwhelming Soviet armor. They set up tank barricades, tossed Molotov cocktails, and with their confiscated Russian submachine guns made a stand on the streets of Budapest, hoping to hold out until help arrived from the West. But there was no help. Nobody came to their aid. Peter Hargitai's "Daughter of the Revolution," is the story of one such brave freedom fighter-a 14 year-old girl.Professor Peter Hargitai's Daughter of the Revolution: A Novel (2006 - A story of a brave freedom fighter - a 14 year-old girl) Buy it now on Professor Peter Hargitai's Daughter of the Revolution: A Novel (2006 - A story of a brave freedom fighter - a 14 year-old girl) Buy it on Amazon
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AHF needs volunteers and sponsors for its 2007 events:

1) Annual Memorial Day Commemoration at Arlington National Cemetery
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3) AHF May 2007 "Magyar Bal"
4) Darr Mine Disaster Commemoration
There's more too! We need your help - Contact Bryan Dawson-Szilagyi

Washington, D.C.

Sunday, March 18, 2007
Commemorating 1848
The Hungarian-American community across the nation in commemoratesg Hungary's National Day and the legacy of the 1848 revolution led by Louis Kossuth.
AHF of Washington, D.C., joins the Hungarian-American community across the nation in commemorating Hungary's National Day and the legacy of the 1848 revolution led by Louis Kossuth. This year's event is on March 18th at 3:00pm at the Chapel, Wesley Theological Seminary 4500 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, D.C. Other member organizations, such as Boston and Philadelphia, held their commemorations on March 11. [read more]


Saturday, March 24, 2007
Annual Homecoming Forum

The New Generation Hungarian Professionals and Scholars in the United States - Networking and Mobility. The HungarianAmerica Foundation established the forum to provide an opportunity for professionals of Hungarian descent to meet and network. The Hungarian Embassy is the host for the event and takes place from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Embassy of Hungary, Washington, D.C. [read more]

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