July 31, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Haig Hovsepian
tel: (818) 500-1918

POWER INITIATIVE – 6TH EDITION: OVER 220 MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HAVE COSPONSORED GENOCIDE BILL

Los Angeles, CA – The Armenian National Committee – Western Region (ANC-WR) is pleased to announce that the POWER Initiative has continued to raise awareness of ending the cycle of genocide. Dubbed “Project Outreach Western Region – POWER”, the ANC-WR office continues to mobilize ANC chapters and local activists throughout the western United States to educate communities regarding issues of concern to Armenian Americans.

The ANC-WR has learned that the Armenian Genocide Resolution in the House (H. Res. 106) now has over 220 cosponsors. To date, Members of Congress from 11 states in the western United States have cosponsored H. Res. 106. Those cosponsoring the human rights legislation include Members from California, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, South Dakota, Colorado, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

In recent weeks, the ANC-WR has worked with local activists to continue securing meetings all across the country with congressional district offices. This shall continue into the August Recess as district meetings are scheduled throughout the western United States. Through these meetings, constituents and activists will meet with elected officials to raise awareness of issues of concern to them in the community.

“As the August recess approaches, we are working with ANC chapters, local activists and constituents all across the western United States to raise awareness of issues that matter to the community,” stated ANC-WR Executive Director Andrew Kzirian.

Stay tuned for the next POWER update.

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.

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