The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) hosted a sold-out Awards Banquet/Gala in a historic show of support for the homeland in the wake of the Second Armenian Genocide perpetrated by Azerbaijan against the Armenians of Artsakh. The Gala, which took place on Sunday, November 12, 2023 at The Omni Los Angeles Hotel demonstrated the potential of the largest and most organized community in the Armenian Diaspora in forming a unified front as the homeland faces an existential threat from Azerbaijan and Turkey. (more...)
With the Armenian Diaspora still reeling in the aftermath of Azerbaijan’s full-scale invasion of Artsakh on September 19, 2023 that forced the mass exodus of its entire population, Aliyev’s cruelty found new depths when he ordered the arrest of Artsakh’s leaders, including Fmr. State Minister Ruben Vardanyan, Fmr. Foreign Affairs Minister David Babayan, Fmr. Presidents Arayik Harutyunyan, Bako Sahakyan, and Arkadi Ghukasyan, Parliament Speaker Davit Ishkhanyan, Fmr. Defense Minister Levon Mnatsakanyan, and Fmr. Deputy Commander Davit Manukyan who are all being illegally held by Azeri aut (more...)
In line with her stated mission to ensure diversity and inclusion in City government, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass has appointed three Armenian professionals as City Commissioners. The City of Los Angeles Commission Boards are made up of community leaders who share their expertise and provide strategic policy recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on a variety of challenges that the City faces.
(Los Angeles, California) – The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) proudly announces its endorsement of incumbent Councilmember Nithya Raman for re-election to Los Angeles City Council District 4 for the 2024 primary election. (more...)
On October 19, 2023, the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) and its local chapters participated in a roundtable discussion with Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel, who serves as Chair of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus and is a distinguished member of the California Armenian Legislative Caucus. Assemblymember Gabriel represents District 46, which encompasses the vibrant West San Fernando Valley, including areas like Van Nuys, Encino, Tarzana, Canoga Park, Woodland Hills, and Calabasas—a region home to a substantial Armenian-American population. (more...)
The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) will punctuate this year’s Awards Gala with a poignant tribute to the beloved former ANCA-WR Board Member and one of the Armenian community’s most respected and fierce activists, Steve Artinian, who we tragically lost this year. The Steve Artinian Visionary Activist Award will annually honor an ANCA-WR local chapter and leader whose efforts have had the most impact through the spirit of grace, kindness and dedication in line with Steve Artinian’s trademark selfless and generous service (more...)
The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region will salute the legendary Dr. Richard G. Hovannisian with the 2023 Legacy Award. In recognition of his extraordinary contributions to the Armenian community and studies of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 which continue to make a global impact, the Legacy Award will be presented posthumously, after Dr, Hovannisian passed away this year at the age of 90. The Armenian community will honor Dr. Hovannisian’s achievements as a true trailblazer of Armenian Studies in American Academia, at the 2023 Awards Gala wh (more...)
The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region (ANCA-WR) proudly endorses Councilmember Elen Asatryan for the California State Assembly District 44. Asatryan, former Executive Director of the ANCA-WR, currently serves as a Glendale City Councilmember. (more...)
The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) will honor KTLA 5’s Ellina Abovian with the Excellence in Media Award for her unwavering commitment to raising awareness about the plight of the Armenian community and the many contributions Armenians continue to make on a local, national and global level. Her honor will be a highlight of the 2023 Awards Gala which will take place on Sunday, November 12th at The Omni Hotel in Los Angeles. (more...)
The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) will honor the highly esteemed, prolific work of activist and Servicon Systems Chairman, Michael Mahdesian with the Vahan Cardashian Award at the 2023 Awards Gala, which will be held on Sunday, November 12th at The Omni Hotel in Los Angeles. (more...)
The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) will bestow the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award to the honorable Ambassador (Ret.) Edward P. Djerejian for his years of service as a diplomat across the international stage. His work and continued efforts to educate, inspire and promote peace will be in the spotlight at the 2023 Annual Awards event which will take place on Sunday, November 12th at The Omni Hotel. (more...)
The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) will salute L.A. City Council President Paul Krekorian with the prestigious Advocate for Justice Award for his decades of outstanding leadership for the City of Los Angeles and for his bold efforts to stand in solidarity with the people of Artsakh in the name of genocide prevention and justice. The Armenian-American community will have the opportunity to honor Krekorian and his history making achievements at the 2023 Awards Gala which will take place on Sunday, November 12th.
Following nearly ten months of Az (more...)
The Armenian National Community of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) will honor legendary human rights activist and former ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo with the prestigious Champion of International Justice Award for his unequivocal support of preventing genocide in Artsakh and his lifetime of pursuing justice for crimes against humanity around the world. The Armenian community will have the opportunity to salute Ocampo’s trailblazing work at the 2023 Awards Gala. (more...)
CAMPAIGN ALERT! Contact US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to demand robust and meaningful aid to support the 120,000 Armenians of Artsakh / Nagorno-Karabakh who are being ethnically cleansed from their ancestral homeland. Visit ANCAWR.ORG/DEMANDUSAID! (more...)
#DEMANDCONGRESS to support bills S.2900 and H.R.5683 NOW!
In response to Azerbaijan's unprovoked assault on Artsakh on September 19, 2023, and continuing in various forms despite the declaration of a ceasefire, Congressional allies have introduced two companion bills, which enact the following:
1. Sanction Azerbaijan and the Aliyev regime;
2. Revoke the Presidential Waiver of Section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act; and
3. Provide urgent humanitarian assistance to the 120,000 Armenians of Artsakh. (more...)