April 17, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Ani Garabedian
tel: (818) 500-1918

ANC-WR Activists Raise Awareness about Armenian American Issues at California Democratic Party Convention

San Jose, CA – The Armenian National Committee – Western Region (ANC-WR) attended the California Democratic Party’s (CRP) annual convention which took place from March 28 through the 30 in San Jose, California. ANC-WR Community Relations Director Haig Hovsepian participated in the event along with local San Jose ANC activists.

“What a convention! We look forward to this every year,” said Haig Hovsepian, ANC-WR Community Relations Director. “It is great connecting with all our friends but also getting to know new communities and organizations from across the state,” he added.

Several notables including CA State Controller John Chiang, U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, CA Senator Joe Simitian, and CA Assembly Member Warren Furutani visited the ANC-WR booth. Activists raised awareness about Armenian American issues, connected with other community organizations and met other Armenian Americans participating in the convention.

Unlike the CA Republican Party, the CA Democratic Party only hosts one convention per year, making participation in this event all that more important. The ANC-WR looks forward to continuing strong participation in these public affairs conventions and educational activities.

The Armenian National Committee – Western Region is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots advocacy organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the Western United States and affiliated organizations around the country, the ANC-WR advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.

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Photo caption: CA State Controller John Chiang (right) joined by ANC-WR Community Relations Director, Haig Hovsepian (left).