Geneva, Switzerland (PRWEB) August 7, 2009
American Citizens Abroad (ACA) is pleased to announce that the Americans Abroad Caucus in the US House of Representatives has now reached a total of 29 members.
The latest new member of the Caucus is Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA). Rep. Sestak, a retired three-star admiral, serves on the House Committees on the Armed Forces, on Education and Labor and on Small Business.
The Americans Abroad Caucus was founded in 2007 by Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Joe Wilson (R-SC). This caucus is vital in providing a focal point in the US Congress for issues which affect American citizens living outside of the United States. These issues include taxation, banking, citizenship, Social Security and many others.
The biographies of all members of the Americans Abroad Caucus can be found on the ACA website (http://www.aca.ch).
ACA is an advocacy group which promotes the interests of Americans living and working outside of the United States. ACA's headquarters are based in Geneva, Switzerland, and the organization has Country Contacts in over 50 countries all over the world.
One of ACA's major activities is organizing and attending the annual Overseas Americans Week, in Washington DC. During this week, several different organizations of US citizens living outside of the United States make dozens of visits to the offices of Congressmen and women and members of the Administration, to discuss the issues which concern US citizens living overseas.
The organizations which participate in the OAW, in addition to American Citizens Abroad, are the Association of Americans Resident Overseas (AARO) and the Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas (FAWCO). The next OAW will be held the week of April 19th, 2010.
Written by Anne Hornung-Soukup and Karen McCusker, members of the Executive Committee of American Citizens Abroad.
American Citizens Abroad, the Voice of Americans Overseas.
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