Author Archives: Asbarez Staff

ANCA WR at California Democratic Convention

SACRAMENTO-Democratic Presidential candidates–Members of Congress–State Legislators–local officials and party activists converged on Sacramento last weekend for the annual California Democratic Party Convention. The ANCA-WR participated at the Convention with a high profiled booth that featured the organization’s work to advance issues related to the Armenian Genocide–the California-Armenia Trade Office–among other key subjects. Throughout the weekend-long

The Results are in: ANC PAC Endorsed Candidates Victorious

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee – Political Action Committee (ANC-PAC) announced today that over 90 percent of the candidates it had endorsed for state and federal elections–were victorious after the final votes were tallied in the November 5th 2002–Mid-Term elections. The ANC PAC along with other groups worked hard to ensure a heavy Armenian-American voter

Rustamian: PACE Accepts Exclusively Azeri Formula

YEREVAN–(Noyan Tapan-RFE/RL). The PACE fall session began reviewing the fulfillment of obligations by Armenia and Azerbaijan before the Council of Europe. Before this session–however–the monitoring commission had accepted the reports of monitoring groups in Armenia and Azerbaijan. The document–submitted to the council’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE)–reviews the fulfillment of Yerevan’s membership obligations that also relate to

ANCA WR Launches Leadership Institute Lecture Series

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region has launched a project to bring prominent political–academic–and other civic leaders from across the United States face-to-face with the Armenian-American community. Steven J. Dadaian–Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ANCA-WR–on March 5–2002 announced the creation of the ANC-WR Leadership Institute–which will host a distinguished lecture

Community Remembers Victims of Genocide

MONTEBELLO–Armenia’s throughout the state of California commemorated the Armenian Genocide at various memorials during the week of April 24. The Armenian American community of Southern California once again–gathered at the Armenian Genocide Monument in Montebello to commemorate the 86th anniversary of the Genocide. The week-long events devoted to the observance of the Genocide culminated with

AYF Youth Rally Commemorates 86th Anniversary of Genocide

ENCINO–Hundreds of community members gathered at Avedissian Hall in Encino on Saturday–April 21 for a youth rally organized by the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) to commemorate the 86th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The event was planned not only to observe the Genocide–but also to motivate the new generation in seeking ways to gain recognition

Key West Talks Bring About Optimism

KEY WEST–FL (RFE/RL)–International mediators held out hope for an imminent peace deal on Nagorno-Karabakh late Tuesday as the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan prepared for the second day of what officials described as intensive negotiations in Key West–Florida. Special Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh–the chief United States negotiator–said the opening session of the peace talks–sponsored by the

“Armenians for Nader” Committeee Formed

* Grassroots group seeks to educate community about alternatives to "Republocrats." BURBANK–Armenia’s for Nader (AFN) has formed after discussions among a diverse group of Armenia’s interested in best serving the interests of the community in the US and also Armenia. The creation of the grassroots network was fueled by widespread dissatisfaction among Armenia’s over the

NKR Foreign Minister Discusses Karabakh

MOSCOW (Snark)–The foreign minister of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic–Naira Melkumyan–has praised Azerbaijani President Heydar Aliyev for the maintenance of the Karabakh cease-fire. Interviewed in Moscow by the Armenian news agency Snark–Melkumyan said that Aliyev was one of the few Azeri politicians who understood that a resumption of war would be fatal. She said that there could

ANCA WR Praises Davis’ Appointmen’s

SACRAMENTO–The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region applauded Governor-Elect Gray Davis’ designation of Dario Frommer as appointmen’s Secretary–Rick Simpson as Legislative Secretary–and Michael Bustamante as Press Secretary. "The individuals selected by Governor-Elect Gray Davis for three key staff positions are highly qualified and excellent choices," remarked ANCA-WR Chairman Vahe Yacoubian. ANCA-WR Board Member Berdj Karapetian