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  • Informative events and newsletters
  • Take part in a national agenda through a "grass roots" method.
  • Invitations to all UHVA sponsored events
  • Access to poitical leaders
  • Access to a national database
  • Career and intern opportunties

​​​​Established in 1974, the United Hellenic Voters of America (UHVA) is a non-partisan grass roots political organization serving the Greek-American community in the Chicago metropolitan area with chapters in several other parts of the country. The UHVA is dedicated to addressing issues that are vital to Greek-Americans by actively participating in political and community affairs and by establishing close relationships with our elected officials. Some of the key activities of the UHVA are:

  • We ask our community to become productive citizens by exercising their rights and responsibilities and by respecting the rights of others.
  • We encourage highly qualified Greek-Americans to run for political office or enter a career in public service.
  • We actively campaign for important Hellenic National issues and we ensure that U.S. government officials in key positions are aware of those issues.
  • We dedicate a large part of our work toward strengthening the ties between the people and the governments of the United States and Greece, two countries that share deep and historical foundations in democracy. 

​Endorsement Sessions
During election years, the UHVA invites candidates for local, state and federal elected offices to “Endorsement Sessions”where candidates state their views and outline their specific plans. Then, the UHVA selects the candidates that they will endorse, regardless of their party affiliations, based on merit and how they stand on the key issues, particularly those issues that concern the Greek-American community. 

 Annual UHVA Awards Gala

 At the UHVA Annual Awards Gala, we present awards to our selected honorees. Typically, there are two categories for awards: One for high level elected officials, and the other for distinguished Greek-Americans. Included among the many elected officials who have been honored by the UHVA in the past, are U.S. Senators, U.S. Congressmen, Illinois Governors, State Legislators, and Mayors. These events are attended by many leaders of the Greek-American community, government officials, businessmen, and UHVA members and supporters.   

  • To promote citizenship among people of Hellenic descent and establish relationships with other diversified populations.
  • To endorse and actively support candidates for elections and/or appointed offices.
  • To encourage members to participate in the political process at the local, state and national levels.
  • To educate and instruct members of their rights and privileges as responsible citizens.
  • To encourage and support it's members to participate in political affairs of the communities.