Elected Officials in California marked the 34th anniversary of the Sumgait Massacres by Azerbaijan and urged the Biden Administration to end U.S. military assistance to Azerbaijan, in a series of statements and posts on their social media pages, reported the Armenian National Committee of America - Western Region (ANCA-WR).
On February 17, 2022, more than 100 community leaders, public officials, and supporters attended the Armenian National Committee of America - Western Region’s (ANCA-WR) Farewell Reception in honor of Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti who will embark on a new career as U.S. Ambassador to India. (more...)
On February 10, 2022, the CA State Senate passed ACR 105, a resolution backed by the ANCA-WR, that establishes a sister-state relationship between the State of California and the Province of Syunik. ACR 105 was first introduced by Assemblymember Chris Holden and was passed by the CA Assembly on September 2, 2021. (more...)
Earlier today, during a Press Conference in Little Armenia, the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region announced its endorsement of long-time friend of the Armenian community Kevin De León in the Los Angeles City Mayoral race. (more...)
The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) has announced the appointment of Verginie Touloumian, as the new ANCA-WR Interim Executive Director.
“I am humbled and honored to be appointed to this position and hope to build on the successes of the organization,” remarked Verginie Touloumian. “I intend to continue engaging with members of our community in pursuit of the Armenian Cause and advocate for the security, prosperity, and long-term viability of a free, independent, and united Armenian homeland along with our team, chapters, and community,” she conti (more...)
The Armenian National Committee of America - Western Region’s (ANCA-WR) Armen Sahakyan ends his tenure as the executive director after nearly three years, as he and his wife repatriate to Armenia. Sahakyan will continue to remain engaged with the organization in a consulting capacity.
“It’s been my honor to serve the Armenian-American community with the ANCA these last 13 years,” remarked Sahakyan. “From a local activist to a fellow to an executive director, I have worked alongside incredible individuals who fight tirelessly every day for our commun (more...)
The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) has endorsed Councilmember Paul Koretz for Los Angeles City Controller. The endorsement followed a virtual meeting between Councilmember Koretz and the ANCA Western Region Board of Directors.
The City Controller is the elected paymaster, auditor, and chief accounting officer for the city of Los Angeles. The mandated functions of the Controller are divided amongst three divisions: Audit Services, Accounting Operations, and Financial Reporting and Analysis – in addition to Executive Office and Management Services leader (more...)
The Mayors of San Diego and Torrance have rescinded two proclamations whitewashing Azerbaijan’s human rights abuses in response to community outrage and the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region’s (ANCA-WR) grassroots activism.
The proclamations, issued to mark the occasion of “Azerbaijan’s restoration of independence”, proclaimed Azerbaijan to be an historic beacon of freedom and democracy in the region, as well as a model of “harmonious coexistence” between peoples – a blatant distortion of reality serving only to embolden one of the most authoritaria (more...)
The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) is excited to launch its innovative District Ambassador Program, with the goal of ensuring Armenian-American interests and policy priorities are properly represented in every Congressional district throughout the western United States.
“In an effort to further expand our reach and harness the full grassroots advocacy potential, we’re excited to launch the District Ambassador Program,” remarked ANCA-WR Executive Director Armen Sahakyan. “I encourage Armenian-Americans and friends of Armenia who are intere (more...)
The ANCA has made it easier than ever to ensure your voice is heard in the Halls of Government on the federal, state and local levels, with the ANCA Rapid Responder System.
By signing up, you allow the ANCA to automatically send pre-written letters on your behalf to your legislators. This system ensures that your views and values are shared immediately with key decision makers, every time that the ANCA posts an action alert. This is especially vital when events develop quickly and every minute counts. (We will, of course, forward you a copy of the letter sent on your behalf for you (more...)