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Ronald Reagan Library to Host ANC-WR Banquet

SIMI VALLEY, CA–The Armenian National Committee’sWestern Region (ANC-WR) will be holding its annual banquet this year on Sunday, October 12 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Located in Simi Valley, California, the Library will offer community supporters and activists a glimpse into the legacy of President Reagan, who recognized the Armenian Genocide in 1981 through

ANC-WR Intern Spotlight: Hovanes Gasparian

Los Angeles, CA ‘s Hovanes Gasparian is making his mark. As one of seven interns for the Armenian National Committee ‘s Western Region’s Summer 2008 Internship ‘s Externship Program (ANC-WR IEP), Gasparian has engaged himself in the fast-paced world of government and public affairs. As a Community and Government Affairs intern, Gasparian has been actively

ANC-WR Welcomes Largest Class of Interns and Externs to Date

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee Western Region (ANC-WR) Internship-Externship Program (IEP) kicked off its summer session last week as all seven participants gathered together for the first time at the ANC-WR offices on Thursday, June 19, 2008. The five interns and two externs for this session’s program, all hailing from a variety of schools throughout

Longtime ARF, ANC Leader Richard Darmanian Passes Away

FRESNO–Longtime community activist and the founder of the Armenian National Committee of Fresno Richard Darmanian died Tuesday. He was 81. Darmanian was a member of Fresno’s Armenian Revolutionary Federation Soghomon Tehlirian chapter for more than 60 years. He also served on the ARF Western US Central Committee. In 1984 he opened the Armenian National Committee

Speaker Karen Bass Affirms Support of ANC at Inaugural Ceremony

LOS ANGELES–Thousands of people gathered at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College on Friday to take part in the Inaugural Ceremony of California Assembly Speaker Karen Bass. Several members of the Armenian National Committee’s Western Region attended at the Speaker’s invitation to witness the historic event as Bass became the first ever African American woman

ANCA Launches Nationwide Campaign to End US Genocide Denial

LOS ANGELES–Scores of high school students and faculty lined up in the gymnasium of Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School Tuesday to sign postcards being sent by the Armenian National Committee of America to Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), urging the influential member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to ensure that a Genocide denier does

Mayor Villaraigosa’s Campaign Manager Engages AYF Youth

GLENDALE–More than 30 members of the Armenian Youth Federation were present at the fourth public policy forum organized by the Armenian National Committee – Western Region (ANC-WR) on May 21, 2008. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s re-election campaign manager, Areen Ibran’ssian, was invited to speak to the attendees regarding his experiences within public service and

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