Armenians in Rocky Mountain State Back Udall in U.S. Senate Race

Colorado Congressman Mark Udall

Boulder, CO–Congressman Mark Udall’s bid to be elected to the U.S. Senate this November has been endorsed by the nation’s largest and most active Armenian American political action committee. In endorsing Udall, the Armenian National Committee-Political Action Committee (ANC-PAC) acknowledges Udall’s efforts as a powerful advocate for his Armenian American constituents in Congress. The Congressman’s District stretches across much of Denver’s northwestern suburban communities, including Boulder, and is home to a vibrant community of Armenian American families and voters.

"The Armenian American community has a great friend in Mark Udall," stated ANC-PAC supporter and Boulder resident Jirair Christianian. "I urge all Armenian Americans in Colorado to vote on November 4th for Mark Udall. I greatly look forward to working closely with the Congressman after he is elected to the United States Senate where he can continue to expand and broaden his already strong track record on human rights," Christianian added.

Udall has a proven and solid track record of supporting important Armenian issues in the U.S. Congress. Udall is a member of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues and is an original cosponsor of H.Res. 106, the resolution reaffirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide. He is also a supporter of H. Res. 102, a resolution condemning the assassination of human rights advocate and outspoken defender of freedom of the press, Turkish Armenian journalist Hrant Dink. Udall has signed every letter to President Bush urging him to recognize the Armenian Genocide since 2002 and signed a letter to Secretary of State Rice defending Ambassador John Evans for speaking truthfully about the Armenian Genocide and inquiring about the involvement of the Turkish officials in his firing. He also cosponsored the South Caucasus Integration and Open Railroads Act (H.R. 3361), which prohibited any U.S. financing of railroads in the region which would exclude Armenia.

Congressman Udall was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1998 with the full support of the Armenian American community. He presently serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Science and Technology and the House Natural Resources Committee. Udall also serves as Chairman of the Committee on Science Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee and as co-chairman of House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus. Udall is also a member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus.

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 nation’s capital. The ANC-PAC continues a century old tradition of Armenian American engagement on the public policy issues facing national political leaders, both in the U.S. Congress and the White House.

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