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  • Ukraine Expresses Interest in Joining the Three Seas Initiative

    by Julia Benbenek How would joining the 3SI benefit Ukraine? The Three Seas Initiative (3SI) was launched in 2015 by Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Katarovic and Polish President Andrzej Duda. The project aims to facilitate interconnectivity on energy, infrastructure, and digitalization projects in Eastern and Central Europe. It is a follow-on of the 2014 “North South

  • Three Seas Initiative

    Poland has even more promising future thanks to the THREE SEAS INITIATIVE. Croatia and Poland launched this initiative in 2015 for the purpose of integrating, on a north-to-south axis, the economies of the countries bordering the Baltic, Black, and Adriatic Seas. The goal is to complete the project of making Europe whole, prosperous and free

  • Why is the Three Seas Initiative an attractive proposition for American businesses?

      The Three Seas Initiative (3SI), a forum created in 2016 by 12 Eastern and Central European nations in an effort to strengthen the economic and political ties between the respective countries, not only plays an important role in European diplomacy but also provides ample investments and support for American businesses. The 3SI has a

  • Benefits of the Three Seas Initiative

    How can the Three Seas Initiative (3SI) positively impact Poland, the United States, and other 3SI member nations? The most recent Three Seas Initiative (3SI) Summit was held June 5-6, 2019, hosted by the President of the Republic of Slovenia, H.E. Mr Borut Pahor. Launched in 2015 by Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and Polish President

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We represent over 10 million
Americans of Polish descent.
We value family, faith, democracy
& fulfillment of the
American Dream.

The Polish American Congress is a National Umbrella Organization, representing at least 10 million Americans of Polish descent and origin. Its membership is comprised of fraternal, educational, veteran, religious, cultural, social, business, political organizations and individual membership.

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  • Invitation to PAC’s 75th Jubilee Banquet

    All Friends of Polonia are welcome at PAC’s 75th Jubilee Banquet. Please pay on for your tickets on the following page: http://www.pac1944.org/75th-jubilee/jubilee-tickets/

  • Press Release: Visa Waiver for Poland

    Polish American Congress 1612 K Street NW, Suite 1200 Washington, D.C. 20006 202-296-6955 pac1944.org PRESS RELEASE CONTACT:   Dr. Mark Pienkos                       National Vice President for Public Relations                      Polish American Congress                      262-325-8039                      markpienkos2012@gmail.com DATE:          October 4, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Visa Waiver for Poland October 4, 2019 is an

  • Condolences to Prime Minister Morawiecki on the passing of his father Kornel Morawiecki, Poland’s outstanding freedom activist

    It is with deep sadness that we learned about the death of Kornel Morawiecki, Poland’s Prime Minister’s father. Kornel Morawiecki, a leading dissident during communist era, was a prominent figure in the fight for freedom, and Poland’s most senior lawmaker. The Polish American Congress will remember him as a learned, open minded statesman, and an

  • Passing of Vincent Knapczyk, PAC’s prominent and long-serving activist

    It is with great sadness that we learned about the death of Vincent Knapczyk, Polish American Congress’ prominent activist. His life was shaped by the turmoil of World War II — the invasion of Poland, exile to Siberia, and escape from Russia with General Anders army. Mr. Knapczyk fought with General Anders Polish 2nd Corps in

Featured Stories

  • Polish-American Heritage Month

    For the past 400 years, Polish people have been an integral part of America’s history and culture. Millions of our Polish ancestors immigrated to the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, bringing with them a love for independence, their culture, their new country, and values that are shared by Poles and

  • What does it mean to be a nation?

    What does it mean to be a nation? How is the definition of nation affected by different cultural values and different historical experiences? Nationalism of course is a substitute for religion. The two top historians of nationalism, Carleton Hayes, a Roman Catholic, and Elie Kedourie, a Jew, agree on this point. In Poland’s case such

  • Ukraine Expresses Interest in Joining the Three Seas Initiative

    by Julia Benbenek How would joining the 3SI benefit Ukraine? The Three Seas Initiative (3SI) was launched in 2015 by Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Katarovic and Polish President Andrzej Duda. The project aims to facilitate interconnectivity on energy, infrastructure, and digitalization projects in Eastern and Central Europe. It is a follow-on of the 2014 “North South

  • W USA Upamiętniono Ofiary Ataku Terrorystycznego 11 Września

    Małgorzata Schulz, Los Angeles Artykuł ukazał się na Niezależna.pl  Główne obchody 18 rocznicy ataku na Word Trade Center odbyły się w Pentagonie. W tym miejscu 64 osoby zginęły na pokładzie samolotu American Airlines a 125 w budynku Pentagonu. Prezydent USA Donald Trump wygłosił przemówienie, w którym wspomniał 40 pasażerów, którzy walczyli z terrorystami na pokładzie

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  • Invitation to PAC’s 75th Jubilee Banquet

    All Friends of Polonia are welcome at PAC’s 75th Jubilee Banquet. Please pay on for your tickets on the following page: http://www.pac1944.org/75th-jubilee/jubilee-tickets/

  • Głosowanie za granicą w wyborach do Sejmu i Senatu RP w 2019 r.

    Jeśli jesteś obywatelem Polski obecnie przebywającym lub mieszkającym za granicą to musisz dokonać zgłoszenia poprzez elektroniczny system rejestracji e-wybory: https://ewybory.msz.gov.pl. “Głosowanie za granicą w wyborach do Sejmu RP i do Senatu RP w 2019 r. Wybory do Sejmu Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej i do Senatu Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej w obwodach utworzonych za granicą, zostaną przeprowadzone w oparciu o

  • Timeline of the History of PAC, Part III: 1995-2009

    Part III: 1995-2009 1995: The PAC backs voter registration efforts in the Polish American community and responds to a tragic fire in Gdansk, Poland by sending special supplies to the many burn victims. 1996: During the presidential campaign, the PAC strongly urges the candidates to support Poland’s entry into NATO and immigration reform, and affirming

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  • 10 Million Strong Campaign

    10 Million Strong Campaign There are at least 10 million Americans who identify Poland as their ancestral country. This is why the name of the campaign we are launching is 10 Million Strong. The goal of this campaign is to collect biographies which describe the achievements of Polish Americans and Poles living in the United

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