Author Archives: Asbarez Staff

Costa Calls on New Nominee to Answer Questions on Genocide

WASHINGTON–Congressman Jim Costa, a long time friend of the Armenian American Community, sent a letter last Thursday to Ambassador Marie L. Yovanovitch, the new ambassadorial nominee of the United States to the Republic of Armenia, requesting her to answer questions regarding her views and opinions about the Armenian Genocide of 1915. "It is important that

ANC-WR Intern Spotlight: Christine Semerdjian

LOS ANGELES–As one of three Interns for the Armenian National Committee – Western Region’s Spring 2008 Internship – Externship Program (ANC-WR IEP), Christine Semerdjian has immersed herself in the dynamic and fast-paced world of Hai Tahd. As a Community and Government Affairs intern, Semerdjian has been actively organizing a voter registration drive along with the

ANC-WR Holds Annual Federal Town Hall Meeting

LOS ANGELES–More than fifty members of the Armenian American Community gathered at the Universal Sheraton Saturday to take part in an Annual Federal Issues Town Hall Briefing organized by the Armenian National Committee-Western Region. The informative session, which focused on major Armenian issues pending in the second session of the 110th Congress featured presentations by

Mayor Villaraigosa Commemorates Armenian Genocide with Armenian American Community

LOS ANGELES–April 24, 2008 marked the 93rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Several events took place on this solemn day and were attended by elected officials, dignitaries and members of the Armenian American Community. The community gathered at the Armenian Genocide Monument in Montebello in the morning and continued the commemoration until the evening at

ANC-WR Intern Spotlight: Lori Keshishian

LOS ANGELES–As a participant in the Armenian National Committee – Western Region’s 2008 Spring Internship-Externship Program, Lori Keshishian has developed various skills and gained vast experience within administration and development. In addition to assisting with the interns’ voter registration drive, Keshishian has taken the lead in expanding outreach for the IEP. "It has been a

ANC-WR Activists Raise Awareness about Armenian American Issues at California Democratic Party Convention

SAN JOSE–The Armenian National Committee – Western Region attended the California Democratic Party’s annual convention which took place from March 28 to 30 in San Jose. ANC-WR Community Relations Director Haig Hovsepian participated in the event along with local San Jose ANC activists. "What a convention! We look forward to this every year," said Haig

ANC-WR Welcomes New Chairman Vicken Sonentz-Papazian

Los ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee-Western Region this week welcomed long time activist Vicken Sonentz-Papazian as its new chairman. Originally from Watertown, Massachusetts, Papazian has been involved with the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) since 1985. "I look forward to building on the impressive successes of the ANC-WR," stated Papazian. "This is a great opportunity