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Hacob Shirvanian to Be Honored At ANC-Western Region Banquet

LOS ANGELES–Longtime community activist and Armenian National Committee supporter Hacob Shirvanian will be honored with the ANC Legacy Award at the organization’s banquet this fall. The honor is among the organization’s highest awards and is being granted to Shirvanian for his decades of support for the ANC. The banquet, which is set to be a

ANCA Leo Sarkisian Intern Focus: Dzovak Kazandjian

WASHINGTON–Dzovak Kazandjian, a member of the South Bay ANC and a participant in this year’s Leo Sarkisian Internship (LSI) program, is in Washington this summer working to advance the Armenian Cause. Dzovak was selected in May of this year to be one of four individuals from California to serve in the distinguished ANCA "Leo Sarkisian"

ANC-WR to Honor Sen. Robert Menendez at 2007 Annual Banquet

LOS ANGELES–On occasion, an elected official in Washington, D.C. rises so far above the fray and serves the interests of justice, liberty and freedom, that it makes all Americans proud beyond belief. United States Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, who has placed a legislative hold on genocide denier Richard Hoagland’s nomination to serve as

ANCA Welcomes House Adoption of Sudan Divestment Measure

WASHINGTON–In yet another blow to Khartoum’s genocidal regime, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation this week which would protect the rights of states to divest from Sudan and prohibit U.S. government contracts with companies that disproportionately benefit the Sudanese government, reported the Armenian National Committee of America. The legislation, H.R.180, which was sponsored by

ANCA Intern Focus: West San Fernando Valley’s Shant Hagopian

WASHINGTON–Shant Hagopian, a member of the West San Fernando Valley ANC and a participant in this year’s Leo Sarkisian Internship program, is in Washington this summer supporting the Armenian Cause. Shant was selected in May of this year to be one of four individuals from California to serve in the distinguished ANCA "Leo Sarkisian" Internship

Raising our Voices: From the Streets to the Halls of Congress

BY ALEX DER ALEXANIAN Last week, my fellow ANCA “Leo Sarkisian” interns and I attended a demonstration in front of the Turkish Embassy, organized by the Cyprus Action Network. The demonstration was to protest the ongoing illegal Turkish occupation of Cyprus. With the Armenian and Greek communities being long time friends, and also having a

ANC-WR Annual Banquet Drawing Major Support from Prominent Political and Community Leaders

LOS ANGELES–The ANC-WR Annual Banquet set for September of this year in Los Angeles has reached a new milestone by attracting unprecedented support from Members of Congress and prominent community leaders months before the marquee event is held. The largest gathering of Armenian American political leaders and public officials in the State of California is

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