Author Archives: Asbarez Staff

ANC-WR Intern Spotlight: Carina Khanjian

LOS ANGELES–As a participant in the Armenian National Committee – Western Region’s 2008 Spring Internship-Externship Program, Carina Khanjian has gained valuable knowledge and experience within the media and public relations field. In addition to writing press releases and building media relationships, Khanjian has also been instrumental in conducting a voter registration drive among the Armenian

Advocacy Week Generates Increased Cosponsors

WASHINGTON–The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region reported that five Congressmen have recently joined in support of Darfur related legislation as cosponsors. Anti-genocide activists from numerous western states traveled to Washington to participate in a joint advocacy week organized by the Armenian National Committee of America and Genocide Intervention Network. Taking place from

ANC-WR Meets Governor Dukakis at AHC Banquet

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee-Western Region joined the Greek American community Last Saturday at the American Hellenic Council’s 33rd Annual Honors Dinner Dance held at the OMNI Hotel in Los Angeles. ANC-WR Chairman Vicken Sonentz-Papazian, ANC-WR Executive Director Andrew Kzirian and ANC-WR Community Relations Director Haig Hovsepian attended the event along with ANC activists Boghos

ANC-WR Attends Luncheon honoring Assembly Speaker-Elect Karen Bass

LOS ANGELES–Several Armenian National Committee – Western Region (ANC-WR) board and staff members attended a luncheon honoring California Assembly Speaker ‘s Elect Karen Bass on Monday, March 17, 2008. The event took place at the Ebell of Los Angeles and was attended by hundreds of women marking this historic occasion with the newly elected California

ANCA-WR Leaders Meet with Congressman Becerra

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region Tuesday met with Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-CA-31) at his district office in Los Angeles, CA to discuss issues relating to the Armenian American community. Constituent Maurice Soudjian and ANCA-WR Executive Director Andrew Kzirian met with the Congressman. "Congressman Becerra is a principled leader and strong supporter of

ANC Town Hall Meeting Held in Crescenta Valley

MONTROSE–In an effort to brief its community members and activists, the Armenian National Committee of Crescenta Valley (ANC CV) hosted a town hall meeting on Monday, March 3 More than 40 members of the Crescenta Valley Armenian Community attended the meeting which included discussions regarding various current ANC initiatives and developmen’s. Andrew Kzirian, ANC-WR Executive

ANC Town Hall Meeting Held in South Bay, Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee of South Bay hosted a community issues briefing last Thursday at the South Bay Armenian Center in Lomita, CA. Nearly 30 members of the South Bay Armenian Community attended the meeting which focused on several current developmen’s within the ANC including a local, state and federal issues briefing, House Resolution

ANC-WR, Bay Area Activists Bring Armenian American Issues to California Republican Party Convention

SAN FRANCISCO–The Armenian National Committee-Western Region last month traveled to San Francisco to attend the California Republican Party’s (CRP) annual spring convention. ANC-WR Community Relations Director, Haig Hovsepian, led a group of local San Francisco Bay Area ANC activists as well as ANC-WR interns to the convention, which took place from February 22nd through the

ANC-WR Welcomes Ani Garabedian to Regional Office

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee-Western Region this week welcomed community activist Ani Garabedian as its new Press Secretary. Garabedian recently relocated to Los Angeles from Toronto, Canada where she has been active within the Armenian community for several years. "We are excited to welcome Ani to our team," said ANC-WR Chairman Raffi Hamparian. "Ani brings

ANC-WR Continues Outreach Program to Armenian Schools

LOS ANGELES–Armenian National Committee-Western Region Community Relations Director Haig Hovsepian met Tuesday with over 100 11th and 12th grade students at Ferrahian Armenian High School in Encino, California as part of the ANC-WR’s ongoing outreach program. Hovsepian discussed the programs and activities of the ANC-WR, and informed the students about several programs within the ANC