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Expanded ANCA Internship Program Prepares Tomorrow?s Leaders

WASHINGTON–DC –With five weeks already completed–the 2003 ANCA Leo Sarkisian Interns are gearing up for a final series of lectures–meetings and project work designed to teach them vital skills for effective grassroots activism–reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA). Nine interns from throughout the United States have traveled to Washington to take part in

Ambassador Ordway Kicks off West Coast Visit in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO–US Ambassador to Armenia John Ordway–and Mission Director for the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Keith Simmons–visited the Bay Area Armenian-American community last Wednesday and Thursday–meeting with representatives of various area organizations. Visiting the Bay Area’s only Armenian-American day school–the Krouzian-Zekarian-Vaspouragan School on Thursday–the ambassador toured classrooms and answered questions from curious students.

Armenian Genocide Film Takes Top Awards At Moondance Film Festival

LOS ANGELES–The ANC-WR announced today that the Genocide documentary titled "A Road Less Traveled" (The Handjian Story) won the Best Feature Documentary as well as best Film Score awards at the internationally renowned Moondance Film Festival on May 18. The film which documen’s the eyewitness accounts of two Armenian Genocide survivors Kourken Handjian of Erzinga–and

ANCA WR at California Democratic Convention

SACRAMENTO-Democratic Presidential candidates–Members of Congress–State Legislators–local officials and party activists converged on Sacramento last weekend for the annual California Democratic Party Convention. The ANCA-WR participated at the Convention with a high profiled booth that featured the organization’s work to advance issues related to the Armenian Genocide–the California-Armenia Trade Office–among other key subjects. Throughout the weekend-long

The Results are in: ANC PAC Endorsed Candidates Victorious

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee – Political Action Committee (ANC-PAC) announced today that over 90 percent of the candidates it had endorsed for state and federal elections–were victorious after the final votes were tallied in the November 5th 2002–Mid-Term elections. The ANC PAC along with other groups worked hard to ensure a heavy Armenian-American voter

ANCA WR Launches Leadership Institute Lecture Series

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region has launched a project to bring prominent political–academic–and other civic leaders from across the United States face-to-face with the Armenian-American community. Steven J. Dadaian–Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ANCA-WR–on March 5–2002 announced the creation of the ANC-WR Leadership Institute–which will host a distinguished lecture

Community Remembers Victims of Genocide

MONTEBELLO–Armenia’s throughout the state of California commemorated the Armenian Genocide at various memorials during the week of April 24. The Armenian American community of Southern California once again–gathered at the Armenian Genocide Monument in Montebello to commemorate the 86th anniversary of the Genocide. The week-long events devoted to the observance of the Genocide culminated with

AYF Youth Rally Commemorates 86th Anniversary of Genocide

ENCINO–Hundreds of community members gathered at Avedissian Hall in Encino on Saturday–April 21 for a youth rally organized by the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) to commemorate the 86th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The event was planned not only to observe the Genocide–but also to motivate the new generation in seeking ways to gain recognition

ANCA WR Praises Davis’ Appointmen’s

SACRAMENTO–The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region applauded Governor-Elect Gray Davis’ designation of Dario Frommer as appointmen’s Secretary–Rick Simpson as Legislative Secretary–and Michael Bustamante as Press Secretary. "The individuals selected by Governor-Elect Gray Davis for three key staff positions are highly qualified and excellent choices," remarked ANCA-WR Chairman Vahe Yacoubian. ANCA-WR Board Member Berdj Karapetian