Rhode Island State Senator Lou Raptakis, alone with Nicole Malliotakis (of Staten Island) and Wyoming State Senator Stephen Pappas formed a bipartisan delegation of Greek-American legislators who made an official visit to Greece. This delegation attended the Thessaloniki International Fair at which USA was this year’s honored country. Read more Staten Island Entertainment.
"Senator Raptakis and St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Hellenic community host the celebration of 197th anniversary of Greek Independence Day and the Feast of the Annunciation at RI State House
Greek Consul General Efthymiou joins local Greek leaders, elected officials in celebration of Greek heritage
STATE HOUSE – State Senator Leonidas P. Raptakis (D-Dist. 33, Coventry, East Greenwich, West Greenwich) and the Newport Hellenic community hosted a celebration of Greek Independence Day at the Rhode Island State House, bringing together state leaders and members of the Hellenic community to recognize the 197th anniversary of Greece’s independence. This is the twenty-sixth consecutive celebration of the event, which included the Consul General of the Hellenic Republic Stratos Efthymiou meeting with Rhode Island Senate President Domenic Ruggerio.
MaritimesTV: "The event of the Propeller Club – Port of Piraeus on the Commemoration of the United States of America and the Hellenic Republic friendship. The United States Ambassador to Greece Mr. Geoffrey R. Pyatt honored the event with his presence was the keynote speaker while the Honorable Rhode Island State Senator of USA Mr. Leonidas P. Raptakis was addressed the welcoming remarks. The event took place on board the floating museum SS “Hellas Liberty” on Thursday 23 February 2017 at 12.00."
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A long-time member of the World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association, Lou Raptakis has worked on a range of RI legislation policy issues impacting not only Greece but many European nations.