February 23, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Elen Asatryan
tel: (818) 500-1918

ANCA Western Region California Advocacy Day Set for April 17-18

GLENDALE—After an unprecedented legislative year in 2015 for the Armenian American 10460848_10153556301966859_3678120364998485234_ocommunity, activists from across California will join the Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region (ANCA-WR), the California State Legislature, and the CA Armenian Legislative Caucus led by Assemblymembers Katcho Achadjian, Adrin Nazarian, Scott Wilk and Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin De León in commemorating the 101st Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide at the State Capitol in Sacramento on Monday, April 18, 2016.  On the same day, the ANCA-WR will host its annual CA Advocacy Day, which will include meeting opportunities with state legislators and events around the capitol.

“The ANCA-WR looks forward to providing this unique opportunity to our community members to visit the Golden State’s Capitol and be civically engaged in promoting issues of concern and importance before elected officials.  Our successful annual advocacy days throughout the region are a testament of the commitment from our grassroots to bringing the Armenian Cause and the united voice of the Armenian-American community to the frontline of the legislative agenda” said Elen Asatryan, ANCA-WR Executive Director.

Historically, Advocacy Day has attracted hundreds of activists from across California and has served as an important opportunity to educate, motivate and activate advocates on the legislative process as well as issues that will impact Armenian Americans living in the Golden State.  Visit www.ancawr.org/ca_advocacy_day/ to learn more.  Registration and additional details will be available later this week at the same link.  For additional information about the CA Advocacy Day, email

CAState@ANCAWR.org or call 818.500.1918.

The Armenian National Committee of America-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 ANCA-WR advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.

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