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ANC-WR Intern Spotlight: Tamar Tavlian

LOS ANGELES–As a participant in the Armenian National Committee ‘s Western Region’s 2008 Summer Internship-Externship Program, Tamar Tavlian has had the opportunity to be exposed to the fast paced world of media and public relations. In addition to publicizing community events, Tavlian has also been involved in the promotional drive for the ANC-WR Annual Banquet.

Members of Congress to Serve as Honorary Chairs of ANC-WR Banquet

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee–Western Region reported Tuesday that a number of prominent Legislators and Armenian American Officials will be serving as Honorary Chairs for the ANC-WR 24th Annual Banquet. The ANC-WR’s Annual Banquet will be held on October 12, 2008, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. Members of Congress serving as

ANC-WR Interns and Externs Lead key Initiatives

LOS ANGELES–Armenian National Committee – Western Region Internship-Externship Program participants have reached the mid-point of the 2008 Summer Session. Working at the ANC-WR offices in Glendale, CA and in the field, the program participants have accomplished a great deal in the past several weeks including voter registration and community outreach across the greater Los Angeles

Bay Area, Oregon and Washington ANC Chapters Host Town Hall Meetings

GLENDALE–Local Armenian National Committee chapters in the San Francisco Bay Area, Oregon and Washington State held Town Hall meetings last weekend to discuss various grassroots issues on the ANC agenda. Having prioritized community outreach as a major objective in advancing the Armenian Cause, the Armenian National Committee ‘s Western Region (ANC-WR) strives to meet with

Bay Area ANC Holds Town Hall on Elections, Armenian Issues

SAN FRANCISCO–The Bay Area Armenian National Committee last Friday hosted a town hall meeting with ANC Western Region Executive Director Antranig Kzirian at San Francisco’s Saroyan Hall in The Khatchadourian Armenian Center. During the briefing, activists learned the latest news regarding legislation in Congress from H. Res. 106 / S. Res. 106 (the Armenian Genocide

Members of Congress to Serve as Honorary Chairs for ANC-WR Banquet

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee-Western Region reported Tuesday that a number of prominent Legislators and Armenian American Officials will be serving as Honorary Chairs for the ANC-WR 24th Annual Banquet. The ANC-WR’s Annual Banquet will be held on October 12, 2008, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. Members of Congress serving as

Portantino Discusses Turkey’s Genocide Denial with Constituents

PASADENA–In a meeting with Assemblymember Anthony Portantino last Friday, members of the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) discussed several issues of importance to Armenian Americans. The Assemblymember reiterated that it is unacceptable for Turkey to continue its international campaign of genocide denial. Also discussed was the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) position on

An Intern Working to Raise Awareness on ADL Denial

LOS ANGELES–Shant Karnikian has developed various skills and gained vast experience as a Community and Government Affairs Intern with the Armenian National Committee ‘s Western Region’s 2008 Summer Internship-Externship Program. In addition to raising awareness of the ADL’s opposition to government recognition of the Armenian Genocide, Karnikian is also developing an information kit designed to

Ronald Reagan Library to Host ANC-WR Banquet

SIMI VALLEY, CA–The Armenian National Committee’sWestern Region (ANC-WR) will be holding its annual banquet this year on Sunday, October 12 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Located in Simi Valley, California, the Library will offer community supporters and activists a glimpse into the legacy of President Reagan, who recognized the Armenian Genocide in 1981 through

ANC-WR Intern Spotlight: Hovanes Gasparian

Los Angeles, CA ‘s Hovanes Gasparian is making his mark. As one of seven interns for the Armenian National Committee ‘s Western Region’s Summer 2008 Internship ‘s Externship Program (ANC-WR IEP), Gasparian has engaged himself in the fast-paced world of government and public affairs. As a Community and Government Affairs intern, Gasparian has been actively

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