Local Activists Attend Fundraiser for Senator Hillary Clinton

LOS ANGELESActive supporter of ANC-Political Action Committee Aida Dimejian, and Michael Mahdesian, current member of Senator Clintons National Finance Committee and former senior Clinton appointee at USAID, on March 24 attended a VIP dinner in Los Angeles for the Presidential Campaign of Senator Hillary Clinton. As contributors to the campaign, Dimejian and Mahdesian joined Senator Clinton at the fundraising dinner, which was hosted at the home of long-time Democratic fundraiser Ron Burkle. The 700 guests in attendance included former governor of California Gray Davis, Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi, Los Angeles City Controller Laura Chick, Los Angeles City Councilmembers Jack Weiss and Wendy Greuel. The successful evening raised upwards of $2.7 million. Following the dinner Senator Clinton addressed her guests on how she intends to change the direction of the country, particularly on matters of war and diplomacy throughout the Middle East. She also discussed her plans on how to move the country towards universal health care for all Americans. The speech was then followed up by a question and answer session between Senator Clinton and her guests. During the reception Dimejian and Mahdesian had a chance to speak with Senator Clinton about issues concerning the Armenian American community. We had a good opportunity to talk with Senator Clinton about the political importance of the large Armenian community in California, especially in light of the California primary being moved up to February 5, 2008, said Mahdesian. He added, for the first time, the largest Armenian community in the US will have a prominent role in selecting the Presidential nominee of both parties, and well do everything we can to introduce Senator Clinton and her campaign to Armenia’s in California to ensure her victory. Attending this event allowed me to continue my work with members of the Democratic Party, while meeting a strong Presidential hopeful in Senator Clinton, stated Dimejian. Furthermore, I always welcome the opportunity to discuss issues of concern to our community with national political leaders, added Dimejian. The ANC-PAC is a non-partisan federally registered political action committee established to support campaign committees for Members of Congress who share the values of the Armenian American community. The ANC-PAC is at the forefront of efforts to ensure that the voice of the Armenian American community is clearly heard in our nations capital. The ANC-PAC continues a century old tradition of Armenian Americans engagement on the public policy issues facing national political leaders, both in the US Congress and the White House.

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