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ANCA-WR, AYF Advocate for Armenian American Taxi Drivers Struggling to Keep Jobs In Santa Monica

The Armenian National Committee of America Western Region and the Armenian Youth Federation are working with Armenian American taxi companies who were refused operational rights by a Santa Monica City Council Taskforce, through a recommendation which would allow the franchise of only five taxi companies to operate within the City. The Santa Monica City Council is scheduled to vote on this recommendation in September.

ANCA-WR and AYF Advocate For Armenian American Taxi Drivers Rights

The Armenian National Committee of America Western Region and the Armenian Youth Federation are working with Armenian American taxi companies who were refused operational rights by a Santa Monica City Council Taskforce, through a recommendation which would allow the franchise of only five taxi companies to operate within the City. The Santa Monica City Council is scheduled to vote on this recommendation in September.

New America Media: Santa Monica Taxi Ordinance Leaves Armenian Cabbies Stranded

New America Media on Thursday published a story about the recent decision by the Santa Monica Council to limit the number of taxi companies that could legally operate in Santa Monica. The controversial ordinance, approved by the Council on November 9, awards taxi franchises to only five companies, while effectively prohibiting the citys five local Armenian-owned taxi companies from operating within its bounds.

Santa Monica Pushes Through Taxi Measure Excluding Armenian Companies

Despite protests and overwhelming grassroots opposition, the Santa Monica City council on November 9 voted to rubber stamp a flawed and dubious recommendation that would effectively result in the cityss five local Armenian-owned taxi companies from operating within its bounds.

Santa Monica Sets Public Hearing for Taxi Franchises

For the last several months, the City Council of Santa Monica has been considering which taxicab companies will be allowed to operate within its bounds. The issue has become a source of controversy and protest, especially among Armenian taxi companies who say the selection process has been discriminatory and unfair, the Armenian Youth Federation reported on its website Wednesday.

ANCA-WR and AYF Rally with Cab Drivers in Santa Monica

Taxi drivers and their families were joined by ANC and AYF activists for an evening rally outside of a Santa Monica City Council meeting on Tuesday. Demonstrators held placards and marched in a picket line against a proposal which would effectively ban Armenian companies from doing business in the city.

The passionate and playful ANCA Leo Sarkisian Internship and Hovig Apo Saghdejian Capital Gateway Program team of 2017 during one of their many trips to Capitol Hill.  From l to r: Hasmik Krikorian, Taleen Simonian, Sevana Dombalagian, Mari Tikoyan, Marie Papazian, Shant Eulmessekian, Hagop Housbian, Stephen Boursalian, Gregor Bayburtian, Harout Manougian, Shushan Gabrielyan, Monique Bolsajian and Leonardo Torosian.  Missing from the photo: Garen Kosoyan, Anna Avannesyan, and Noor Varjabedian.

The Summer of 17

I must commit to my emotions and transcribe them, and since I hope that you are a good reader, you have begun reading and you must commit as well.

Artsakh defense serviceman looking above the trenches (Photo: Ministry of Defense of Armenia)

Same Enemies, Same Goals

The message of the April War is clear: our enemies have not changed, and neither have their goals.

Catherine Yesayan

Delicious Encounters in Texas

"For the past five years I have been traveling and writing about Armenian communities in different cities around the world. The conference in Dallas was a good opportunity for me to find out about the Armenians there."

Agos: Turkey Silent as Attacks Continue

The Armenian neighborhood of Samatya in Istanbul is now under heavy police patrol after a series of attacks against elderly Armenian women in recent weeks.

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