Author Archives: Asbarez Staff

ANC-WR Internship Focus: PCC Student Learns Grassroots Organization through Internship with ANC

GLENDLAE, Calif.– Marie Ghanime has had her hands on a little bit of everything while working as an intern with the Armenian National Committee-Western Region these past couple of months. An Administration and Development Intern for the 2007 Autumn Session of the ANC-WR’s Internship-Externship Program, Ghanime has done everything from helping database articles about the

Turkish Government May Ban ANC-WR Video On Youtube

LOS ANGELES–A video documenting the achievemen’s of the Armenian National Committee-Western Region has been posted on youtube. This video may be subject to censorship by the Turkish government because it includes numerous references to the Armenian Genocide. According to Eurasia Daily Monitor, a new set of Turkish government regulations may criminalize access to websites and

San Gabriel Valley ANC Meets with Congresswoman Grace Napolitano

Los Angeles–Members of the San Gabriel Valley Armenian National Committee and Armenian National Committee–Western Region met with Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (D-CA-38) On Tuesday to discuss current issues of concern to the community. In attendance were SGV-ANC Chairman Viken Pakradouni, SGV-ANC Activists Jack Hadjinian, Nazareth Sadorian, and Murad Minasian, ANCA-WR Chairman Raffi Hamparian and ANCA-WR Executive

ANC-WR Internship Focus: UCLA Student Improves LA Area Voter Registration

LOS ANGELES–UCLA undergraduate student David Arakelyan has been working to assess the status of and develop recommendations for increasing Armenian American community voter registration. As part of the Armenian National Committee – Western Region’s Internship-Externship Program’s (ANC-WR IEP) 2008 Autumn Session, David is specializing as a Community and Government Affairs intern working on voter registration

ANC-WR Internship Focus: UCI and UCLA Students Team Up with Genocide Education Project

LOS ANGELES–As a Political Science student at UC Irvine, Anita Issagholyan has been at the forefront of campus activism raising awareness about the genocide in Darfur. Recently transferring from Glendale Community College to UCLA, Savada Simounian-Kygani is thankful for the opportunity to pursue a degree in History with an emphasis in Armenian Studies as well

AYF Rally in Hollywood Calls on Congress to Pass Genocide Resolution

HOLLYWOOD–More than a thousand Armenian American’s and human rights activists gathered in Little Armenia Sunday afternoon for a peaceful rally calling on Congress to pass the Armenian Genocide Resolution (H.Res. 106). Organized by the Armenian Youth Federation Western Region, "Rally 106: United Voices for the Armenian Genocide Resolution" was a nationwide rally held in conjunction

Rep. Harman’s Justification

To the Editor: In the October 19 edition of Asbarez–and reprinted at– Harut Sassounian wrote that I “deviously sent a private letter to Speaker Pelosi” announcing my intention to oppose the Armenian Genocide resolution. While Mr. Sassounian has every right to disagree with my position on H.Res. 106, there was nothing devious about my

106–The New Front

Please read this column in the following context. Shortly after I wrote it, but before sending it in, I received word that the sponsors of H,Res. 106 were delaying bringing it to a vote. All this does is change the timing of our efforts, not the substance. In fact, it gives us time to do

Los Angeles Mayor and City Council Call On Congress to Adopt Genocide Resolution

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee – Western Region, joined by members of the Los Angeles area Armenian American community, attended a special session of the Los Angeles City Council last Tuesday, where the City Council unanimously approved a resolution in support of passage of H. Res. 106, the Congressional measure affirming America’s historical record on

ANC-WR Annual Banquet Celebrates Unprecedented Year of Grassroots Achievemen’s

LOS ANGELES–More than 1000 supporters of the Armenian National Committee ‘s Western Region gathered on Sunday, September 30 to celebrate a landmark year of grassroots activism at the Universal Sheraton in Universal City, California. This year’s banquet highlighted an unprecedented year of Armenian American advocacy in the name of human rights and ending the cycle