Prominent Leaders Mobilize in Support of the Armenian Cause

–Major Guests to Join ANCA Telethon Broadcast

WASHINGTON–DC–Prominent leaders are joining forces with the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) to mobilize the widespread support for the Armenian Cause. Supporters are coming together for the ANCA Telethon on May 21–sharing the belief that it is time to push the community’s advocacy efforts to a new level. Scheduled to appear during the Telethon are an unprecedented number of public officials from city and state governmen’s. Also appearing will be members of Congress from across the country in addition to leaders from the Republic of Armenia. Representatives of ANCA chapters around the nation will show the results of their grassroots advocacy during the broadcast with in-depth documentaries about the many different areas of activities surrounding Armenian issues in every community.

"During the six-hour Telethon broadcast–our aim is to give viewers a complete picture and understanding of the amazing strides and progress we are making for the Armenian Cause thanks to our grassroots supporters," said Zanku Armenian–spokesperson for the ANCA Telethon. "However–this Telethon will also make it abundantly clear to viewers that the time to invest the necessary financial resources is now so that we may expand our work and meet the challenges facing our cause from a position of strength and power."

The goal of the telethon is to raise financial resources that will be used to broaden many of the ANCA’s successful programs. Funding would go toward initiatives such as working with school systems to institute Genocide education in curriculums; media relations and outreach initiatives; government relations on the city–state–and federal levels; and professional development and training programs for university students to assist them with careers in areas important to the community and Armenian issues.

The Telethon will demonstrate the broad base of institutional support for the Armenian Cause that the ANCA has developed over the years with government leaders on all levels–the media–other American civic organizations–and the community at large. Many representatives from all of these areas will be making appearances during the Telethon to show their support for the community and Armenian issues and to emphasize how important it is continue developing and nurturing the relationships that will continue to drive the tremendous progress on Armenian issues.

To make a donation in advance of the May 21 ANCA Telethon or for more information–please call (866) 402-2622 (ANCA) or go to www.anca.org and click on the Telethon logo to make a donation online.

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