Dr. Ramsay F. Dass, MD, and AMECC Attend Inauguration of President Donald J. Trump
Dr. Ramsay F. Dass, MD, President of the American Middle East Christians Congress (AMECC) and Mrs. Natalie Dass, upon receiving an invitation from the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, to attend his inauguration, traveled to Washington, D.C. from January 19-21, 2017 to accept his invitation.
On January 19, Dr. and Mrs. Dass attended a reception in honor of Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos, which was hosted by the Michigan Republican Party. Dr. Dass had the privilege of personally congratulating Mrs. DeVos on her nomination and discussing issues related to the American Middle East Christians in Michigan, the United States, and around the world. Mrs. DeVos was sympathetic to the plight of the Middle East Christians. Dr. Dass also met and congratulated Ronna Romney McDaniel on her election as Chair of the Republican National Committee.
In addition, Dr. and Mrs. Dass met and discussed similar issues with other dignitaries, such as Mr. Dick DeVos, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, and Michigan members of the United States House of Representatives and Congress.
During the morning of January 20, Dr. and Mrs. Dass had the pleasure of attending the swearing-in of President Trump and Vice President Pence. In the evening, they attended the President's Freedom Ball, one of the three official inaugural balls, where they met many members of the U.S. Senate and House. Dr. Dass had an extensive conversation with Congressman Peter King (R-NY) regarding the Middle East Christians in the United States, the Middle East, and diaspora.
Dr. Dass, as President of AMECC, has found in the Trump Administration a very sympathetic and full understanding of the situation of the Middle East Christians in America and the world. We are very hopeful that a positive action-oriented future is ahead of us to stabilize the Middle East, return refugees to their homeland, and work toward civic and civil rights, peace, harmony, and democracy in the Middle East.