Author Archives: Asbarez Staff

Menendez, Kenney, Shirvanian Honored at ANC-WR Banquet

LOS ANGELES–More than 1,000 supporters of the Armenian National Committee ‘s Western Region gathered Sunday to celebrate a landmark year of grassroots activism at the Universal Sheraton in Universal City. Senator Robert Menendez (NJ), recipient of the ANC-WR’s “Man of the Year” award, addressed the sold out audience and discussed the enormous obligation of all

Canadian Secretary of State to Attend ANC-WR Annual Banquet

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee-Western Region is set to welcome Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity Jason Kenney, who will be attending the ANC-WR Annual Banquet on behalf of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The ANC-WR is presenting its prestigious "Freedom Award" for Prime Minister Harper’s principled stand on securing recognition of the

AYF and ANC Join Together in Letter Writing Campaign to Congress

LOS ANGELES–Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) members from across the Western United States are writing letters to their elected federal representatives to urge them to pass the Armenian Genocide Resolution (H. Res. 106). The letter writing campaign is being coordinated with the Armenian National Committee – Western Region and local ANC chapters across the region. "We

Glendale ANC Chapter Launches New Website

GLENDALE–The Armenian National Committee – Glendale Chapter announced today he launch of its new website designed to further enhance community outreach efforts by creating a place to obtain up to date information on current Armenian-American issues and get involved locally. The website can be found on the internet at The launching of this website

Local ANC Chapter Meet With Congressional Representatives

LOS ANGELES–During the past two weeks, Armenian National Committee-Western Region chapters of Orange County, San Diego and Riverside County held meetings with Congressional representatives and discussed issues of concern to the Armenian-American community. Members of the Armenian National Committee of Orange County on August 24 met with Congressman Ed Royce at his District Offices in

Armenian American Issues Promoted at California Republican Party Summer Convention

PALM SPRINGS–The Armenian National Committee-Western Region and the Foundation for Economic Development (FED) participated in the semi-annual California Republican Party convention this past weekend in Palm Springs. ANC-WR Community Relations Director, Haig Hovsepian was joined by community activists William Bairamian, Marie Ghanime, and Savada Simounian-Khygani to help raise awareness about Armenian American issues ‘s particularly

Southern California Community Organizations Affirm Support for Genocide Resolutions

LOS ANGELES–A broad spectrum of Los Angeles area community groups have joined with national organizations in speaking out in support of Congressional legislation recognizing the Armenian Genocide and in voicing their disappointment over the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) ongoing opposition to this human rights legislation, reported the Armenian National Committee ‘s Western Region (ANC-WR). The commen’s

ANCC Condemns the Turkish Government Blackmail of Israel and Jewish Organizations

OTTAWA–Within hours after The Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) recognition of the Armenian Genocide, the Turkish government went on the offensive and demanded the Israeli government to “deliver”American Jewish organizations and to ensure that the US Congress does not pass a resolution characterizing as genocide the massacre of Armenia’s during World War I. According to the Jerusalem