Federal State and Local Officials to Attend 2004 ANCA Banquet

Event to gather Los Angeles Mayor Hahn and may others at large-scale event

LOS ANGELES (ANCA-WR)–Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn and Coucilmembers Tony Cardenas–Wendy Greuel–Bernard Parks–and Antonio Villaraigosa will be among special guests at this year’s Armenian National Committee Western Region’s (ANCA-WR) Annual Banquet on Sunday–October 24 at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington in Pasadena.

Over 50 public officials have confirmed their attendance in what promises to be the largest gathering of political activists–public officials–academics–and ANC supporters in the Western United States–including Congressmen Adam Schiff (D-CA)–Howard Berman (D-CA) and Congresswoman Dianne Watson–California State Senators Richard Alarcon–Jack Scott–and Jackie Speier–California State Assemblymembers Dario Frommer–Jackie Goldberg–Manny Diaz–Carol Liu–Jenny Oropeza–and Ronald Calderon–California State Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi–and LA County Supervisor Mike Antonovich.

"The ANCA’s Capitol Hill Observance in Washington–DC is the only other event that attracts so many public officials of such significance," said the organization’s Executive Director Ardashes Kassakhian. "The Annual Banquet is an impressive display of the ANC’s determination to follow through on our goals–and it is important for public officials to witness this energy."

This year’s banquet will honor US Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) with the ANCA-WR Legacy Award–State Senator Charles Poochigian (R-Fresno) with the Man of the Year Award–and the Near East Foundation with the ANCA-WR Freedom Award. The Annual Banquet is the ANCA-WR’s biggest annual event and helps raise funds to operate the nation’s largest grassroots and most influential political advocacy organization.

For more information on the banquet and to reserve your table and tickets–please call (818) 500-1918.

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