ANCA Launches “Click for Justice” Campaign to End the Cycle of Genocide

WASHINGTON–The Armenian National Committee of America escalated its nation-wide campaign to end the cycle of genocide Friday with the launch of its "Click for Justice" internet campaign, slated to become the nations largest online genocide protest. From April 20th to 30th, the ANCA website homepage, www.anca.org, will feature a special "Click for Justice" banner, directing e-advocates from across the country to a targeted Congressional WebMail message. In letters to their Senators and Representatives, these advocates will call for the passage of the Congressional Armenian Genocide Resolution (H.Res.106 & S.Res.106) and urge the U.S. government to take concrete steps to end the ongoing killing in Darfur. The 10-day program will be accompanied by extensive netroots outreach programs to MySpace and Facebook members, as well as partnership with Armenian American and human rights organizations in this internet initiative. Over 100,000 postcards promoting the "Click for Justice" campaign are being distributed at events and university campuses across the country. Organizations and student associations wishing to participate in the initiative can email clickforjustice@anca.org. "Take a moment today to send a clear signal to the officials who represent you in Washington that you expect them to deliver results in the fight against genocide," said Aram Hamparian, Executive Director of the ANCA. "In less than two minutes, you can be part of the growing wave of Americans who are committed to ending the cycle of genocide." The "Click for Justice" effort comes in the wake of the ANCA and Genocide Intervention Network sponsored "End the Cycle of Genocide" advocacy days on Capitol Hill, which brought together over 100 anti-genocide advocates from across the U.S. for a two-day Capitol Hill campaign in support of Armenian Genocide legislation, targeted divestment from Sudan, and calls for concrete U.S. steps to stop the Genocide in Darfur. In the House, the Armenian Genocide resolution is led by Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA), George Radanovich (R-CA), Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Joe Knollenberg (R-MI), and Foreign Affairs Committee members Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI). The House measure has over 190 cosponsors. Its companion bill in the Senate was introduced by Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and John Ensign (R-NV) and currently has 30 cosponsors, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)

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