May 9, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Haig Hovsepian
tel: (818) 500-1918

Riverside Armenian American Community Thanks Congressman Ken Calvert (R-CA-44) for Cosponsorship of H. Res. 106

Riverside, CA – Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) activist Ana Boyajian met with Congressman Ken Calvert’s district office staff representative Bill Essayli in the Congressman’s Riverside office on April 12, 2007. The meeting was held in order to thank Congressman Calvert for his decision to sign on as a cosponsor for H.Res.106.

Congressman Ken Calvert represents the 44th District of Southern California which encompasses western Riverside County and parts of Orange County. Calvert is a member of the Armed Services Committee and the Resources Committee.

Ana Boyajian worked with the Armenian National Committee of America Western Region (ANCA-WR) office to organize a letter writing campaign to Congressman Calvert during January of this year to urge him to cosponsor H. Res. 106. During the course of the campaign she collected over one hundred letters from constituents informing the Congressman of the importance of the issue. The campaign was very successful and as a result Calvert joined over 150 of his colleagues and signed on as an original cosponsor to the resolution.

Boyajian and Essayli spoke regarding the Armenian Genocide and the importance of the resolution to the Armenian community. Boyajian also told Essayli how much ANCA activists appreciate Calvert’s and his colleagues’ support for the Resolution.

“The ANC and its local advocates welcome these opportunities to build strong ties with our elected officials,” said Haig Hovsepian, ANCA-WR Community Relations Director. “The Riverside area Armenian American community is happy to let Congressman Calvert know that his support on this important issue is important to them and appreciated.”

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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Photo caption: Congressman Ken Calvert (R-CA-44).