February 27, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Ardashes Kassakhian
tel: (818) 500-1918

CA STATE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER JOHN GARAMENDI BACKS ANC GENOCIDE PREVENTION POSTCARD CAMPAIGN

Los Angeles, CA – State Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi has lent his full support to the ANC Genocide Prevention Postcard Campaign. The Postcard campaign is designed to seek passage of legislation pending in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives commemorating the 15th anniversary of America’s adoption of the Genocide Convention. The legislation specifically references the Armenian Genocide. Over 50,000 Americans have participated in the ANC Postcard Campaign since it was launched last year. Garamendi expressed his full support for the ANC Postcard Campaign in a personal note sent to ANCA-WR headquarters. With his note, he included signed copies of the postcards, one addressed to the Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert and the other addressed to the President of the Senate Bill Frist. “Good luck on this important campaign,” noted Garamendi. “John Garamendi has always been a fighter for the truth,” explained ANCA-WR Chairman Raffi Hamparian. “His support for our Genocide Prevention Postcard Campaign is fresh proof of this fact and his long friendship with the Armenian-American community,” he added. Individuals wishing to participate in the ANC’s Genocide Prevention Postcard Campaign are encouraged to contact the ANCA-WR offices at (818) 500-1918. 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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