Press Releases

Thank You President Biden

  Thank You President Biden What we do and what we say, individually and collectively, matter greatly throughout our lives—for both those who live here in the U.S. and...

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Liberty: Remember its Past. Protect its Future. Thoughts on the January 6, 2021, Assault on the U.S. Capitol

Arlington, VA.—In 1775, the 13 colonies rebelled against British rule. On July 2, 1776, the Second Continental Congress proclaimed independence of the colonies. On July 4, 1776, they adopted...

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ECDC Statement on Risch-Cardin Resolution

ECDC welcomes the bipartisan resolution introduced in the U.S. Senate on December 9, 2020, by Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), calling for a cessation of...

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ECDC congratulates President-Elect Joseph Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris

The Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. (ECDC) congratulates President-Elect Joseph Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. After a long and divisive campaign, we look forward to an orderly and...

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DR. TSEHAYE TEFERRA TO RECEIVE THE NICE GENESIS AWARD

Arlington, VA.—Tsehaye Teferra, Ph.D., founder and CEO of the Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. (ECDC), is being honored by the Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE) with the organization’s...

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FY 2021 Presidential Determination of Refugees

On Wednesday, the president notified Congress of his decision to limit the number of refugees who will be resettled in the U.S. to 15,000 for the 2021 fiscal year....

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ECDC is saddened by the loss of a very dear friend of the ECDC community.

  Lara Kinne, a longtime ECDC volunteer, passed away suddenly on July 31, 2020, at the age of 34. She is survived by her husband Mark and infant daughter Elena. Our deepest sympathies go...

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Congressman John Lewis – A Champion of Change and Justice for All

  Congressman John Lewis – A Champion of Change and Justice for All ECDC is saddened by the death of Congressman John Lewis. He was an American icon who...

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SPEAKING OUT FOR JUSTICE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2020   SPEAKING OUT FOR JUSTICE The death of George Floyd occurred on May 25th at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer....

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ECDC Receives The James B. Hunter Human Rights Award

The Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) is pleased to have been honored with the James B. Hunter Human Rights Award yesterday  by the Arlington County Human Rights Commission. Named...

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