April 25, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Haig Hovsepian
tel: (818) 500-1918

POWER INITIATIVE – 4TH EDITION: OVER 190 MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HAVE AGREED TO COSPONSOR H. RES. 106

Los Angeles, CA – The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) continues in its efforts to build and increase support for H. Res. 106 and S. Res. 106, the Armenian Genocide Resolutions. Dubbed “Project Outreach Western Region – POWER”, the ANCA-WR office has been mobilizing ANC chapters and Armenian American communities throughout the western United States. The recent addition of the “Click for Justice” campaign has increased the already strong momentum behind both resolutions.

On April 24, 2007, the Day of Remembrance commemorating the 92nd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the ANCA-WR welcomed the news that United States Senate Majority Leader Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and Presidential hopeful Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) agreed to cosponsor S. Res. 106. Additionally, over 190 Members of Congress have agreed to cosponsor H. Res. 106, the Armenian Genocide Resolution.

“As we mark the 92nd Anniversary commemorating the Armenian Genocide, crossing the 190 threshold in the House is extremely important because it represents the continued progress the Armenian American community is making,” remarked Andrew Kzirian, Executive Director of the ANCA-WR. “The Senate has also been heating up with the cosponsorship support of Senate Majority Leader Reid and Presidential candidate Clinton,” he added. “The support of Senators Reid and Clinton demonstrates that recognition of the Armenian Genocide is taken seriously by leaders sitting at the highest echelons of power.”

In recent weeks, the ANCA-WR has worked with local activists to continue securing meetings all across the country with congressional district offices.

Stay tuned for the next POWER update.

The Armenian National Committee of America 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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