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Trump Campaign Announces
Polish American Advisory Council

NEW YORK, NY (September 28, 2016)  – Today after meeting with the Polish American Congress in Chicago, Donald J. Trump is pleased to announce his Polish American Advisory Council. The women and men on the council are grassroots leaders who will engage with the Polish community on relevant issues.

“I am proud to have the support of the hard working Polish American community that shares the American values of love of freedom, independence and respect for family. This council will continue to advise me on how best to maintain and increase the strong ties between Poland and the United States,” said Donald J. Trump.

The Polish American Advisory Council for Trump includes Dr. Lucja Swiatkowski Cannon as chair, seven co-chairs and a growing number of council members, five of whom are announced today and others forthcoming. Polish Americans from 10 states are represented by this council. These leaders have already advised Mr. Trump and Governor Pence on a number of related issues.

Dr. Lucja Swiatkowski Cannon, the council chair, is a scholar/consultant most recently affiliated with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Dr. Cannon stated, “I support Donald Trump’s insistence on a stronger commitment by all NATO members for the common defense. Of 28 NATO members, Poland is one of only five countries fulfilling Mr. Trump’s call for balancing NATO’s budget by meeting the goal of 2% of GDP for defense spending. It is peace through strength.”

Roman Korzan of McLean, Virginia is Co-Founder of the Federation of Polish Americans. Korzan stated, “As a legal immigrant, I see the similarity between Mr. Trump’s common sense refugee vetting policies and those of Poland, where the Chair of Poland’s leading party said in May: ‘After recent events connected with acts of terror, we will not accept refugees because there is no vetting mechanism that would ensure security.”

“As a person of faith, I appreciate Mr. Trump’s policy of creating a safe zone for Christians and other faiths in Syria. Poles understand the dangers of religious persecution” said David Targonski of Gastonia, North Carolina, a Reagan and Bush appointee.

A historian and journalist, John Czop, of Ridgewood, New Jersey, said: “Poland shed blood as our key new NATO ally in Iraq and Afghanistan. Poles were responsible for both the South Central Zone of Provinces (over three million Iraqis) and 9000 square miles of Ghazni Province in Afghanistan. Moreover, Polish Special Forces, known as GROM, won well-merited praise from American army officers for their intrepid raids against enemy positions.”

Former Regional Director for ACTION Eugene Pasymowski of Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, says “Every one of our communities is safer right now because Poland is contributing to the NATO antiterrorist efforts by providing fighter planes and Special Forces instructors to fight ISIS in Syria and Iraq.”

“I’m proud that my birthplace of Poland is a stalwart ally of my new country and contributed to peacekeeping missions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa at the side of the United States,” says filmmaker Witek Rosowski of Glendale, New York; President of Solidarni 2010.

Eve Neterowicz of Portage, Wisconsin, a Reagan and Bush appointee, reminds us: “Poland and America were friends from the beginning. Poland adopted a modern Constitution on May 3, 1791, shortly after the adoption of the US Constitution. Generals Kosciuszko and Pulaski fought for freedom and independence of both Poland and the United States.”

Additional members of the council will be added in the future.

Polish American Advisory Council:

Dr. Lucja Swiatkowski Cannon, New York

Jerzy Bogdziewicz, Florida
John Czop, Ph. D., New Jersey
Roman Korzan, Virginia
Eva Neterowicz, Wisconsin
Eugene Pasymowski, Pennsylvania
Witek Rosowski, New York
David Targonski, North Carolina

Members of the Advisory Council:
Carolyn L. Bonkoski, Pennsylvania
Ed Baran, Illinois
Denise Kuchta, Maryland
Nancy Ordowski, Arizona
Joe Sliwka, Maryland

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