June 5, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Haig Hovsepian
tel: (818) 500-1918

Armenian American Community Is Focused on Genocide Resolution According To Internet Poll

Los Angeles, CA – The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) is reporting that an internet poll conducted over a two week period has shown that over 85% of the Armenian American community is closely following the Armenian Genocide resolution (H. Res. 106) currently pending in the U.S. Congress. The poll was conducted in late May and early June and included the participation of 848 participants. Individuals who participated in the internet poll were asked if they were following the progress of H. Res. 106 which is pending before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. The bill, which was introduced on January 30, 2007 by Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA-29) enjoys support from over 195 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Over 85% (731 individuals) of respondents conveyed that they are closely monitoring the status of the bill. In addition, a resounding 97% of respondents shared that they would not vote for a Member of Congress who did not support the Armenian Genocide resolution.

“We are pleased that so many Armenian American voters are educated and focused on the Armenian Genocide resolution,” commented ANCA-WR Executive Director Andrew Kzirian. “An educated and united community is a strong community. Clearly, ANC chapters in California, Arizona, Nevada and elsewhere across the western United States have done a successful job in educating, voter by voter, our community on the status of the Armenian Genocide resolution,” Kzirian added. The ANCA-WR internet poll was conducted between May 25, 2007 and June 4, 2007 and included the participation of individuals across the Western United States. The internet poll surveyed the opinions of 848 individuals and had an error margin of plus/minus 3 percent. The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots political organization. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the United States and affiliated organizations around the world, the ANCA actively advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.

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Photo Caption #1: The table indicates that 85% of Armenian Americans are closely monitoring the status of the Armenian Genocide resolution in Congress.

Photo Caption #2: The table indicates that 97% of respondents would not vote for a Member of Congress who did not support the Armenian Genocide resolution.