Los Angeles, CA – The Armenian National Committee – Western Region (ANC-WR) shall host a Federal Town Hall meeting on Saturday, May 3, 2008. The gathering will draw together Members of Congress and Armenian American community advocates to discuss major Armenian issues pending in the second session of the 110th Congress. The ANC-WR Federal Town Hall briefing will be held at the Sheraton Universal hotel from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with registration from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
“We are excited to host a town hall meeting featuring leading Members of Congress,” commented ANC-WR Board Member Aida Dimejian. “The 110th Congress has tackled issues impacting our community. From the passage of the Armenian Genocide resolution by the House Foreign Affairs Committee last October to our drive to obtain Millennium Challenge Account funds to build new roads and water projects in Armenia, our agenda for the next 11 months is exciting. I strongly encourage all Armenian Americans who are interested in public policy to attend our town hall meeting,” Dimejian added.
The Federal Town Hall Meeting will focus on increasing participation of community activists in the civic process and building awareness of initiatives, such as the Millennium Challenge Account and Armenian Genocide resolutions, that relate closely to Armenian Americans and Armenia. Furthermore, Members of Congress will share, with participants, their impressions, experiences and thoughts regarding working with the community and their role as elected officials in representing the concerns of their constituents.
Individuals interested in attending the ANC-WR Federal Town Hall meeting are encouraged to RSVP by calling ANC-WR Programs Coordinator Teresa Petrosyan at 818 500 1918.
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.
Photo Caption: The Capitol.