Americans Helping Americans Abroad

As in 2017, the 2018 OAW was split up into two sessions with Board members Fred Einbinder (VP Advocacy) and Kathleen Mistry (U.S. Liaison) first setting the stage by meeting with the President of ACA, local AARO members and prospective members with considerable experience on Capitol Hill, and a former US Ambassador to the Netherlands with close ties to AARO. This session was preceded by important "home " meetings with key Illinois Congresspersons in the House and Senate on both sides of the aisle.

The second phase of OAW brought to Washington AARO's President Neil Kearney and Board members Kathleen Mistry (U.S. Liaison) and Paul Atkinson (Banking), who were joined by Johanna Dishongh and Cora Lee Findley representing our partner FAWCO. The team met with Congresspersons, the State Department, the US National Taxpayer Advocate and the General Accountability Office (GAO) which cemented a year-long dialogue on tax and financial issues being studied by the GAO.

For more on the 2018 OAW, please read the below report and take a look at the video of the OAW team’s presentation.

pdf2018 OAW Report