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:
In 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 it 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.
At the UHVA annual “Persons of the Year” events, 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. Click here for details
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