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Celebrated Musicians to Perform at ANC-WR Banquet

LOS ANGELES–Notable musicians Jivan Gasparyan Jr., Vik Momjian and Antranig Kzirian will be performing at the Armenian National Committee-Western Region’s annual banquet set for October 12 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. The group will perform Armenian traditional and classical music during the cocktail hour and silent auction taking place from

With Politics on Their Minds, New Class of Capital Gateway Fellows Begin Journey on the Hill

WASHINGTON–The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Capital Gateway Program welcomed five new participants to the nation’s capital this month, each eager to embark on careers in politics and public policy. Now in its fifth consecutive year, the Gateway Program helps applicants attain exciting internships and challenging full-time public policy jobs in the nation’s capital.

ANC Welcomes New Class of Interns

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee-Western Region recently welcomed its participants for the autumn session of its Internship-Externship Program. Following the footsteps of the seven graduates of the summer session, four university students join the program which began in 2006. The ANC-WR IEP autumn session participants include Patil Aslanian, Elsa Menounou, Anna Maria Nishanian, and Thora

ANC Sacramento, Rep. Lungren Discuss Armenian American Issues

SACRAMENTO–The Armenian National Committee of America ‘s Western Region (ANCA-WR) and the Sacramento ANC Chapter recently met with Congressman Dan Lungren (R-CA) at his office in Gold River, CA. ANCA-WR Board Member Hovannes Boghossian and ANC of Sacramento activist Gagam Adamian thanked the Congressman for his support of the Armenian American Community, particularly his efforts

Activists Take Northern California by Storm

SAN FRANCISCO–The Armenian National Committee-Western Region (ANC-WR) and the Bay Area ANC Chapter recently participated in a series of meetings in northern California to inform Members of Congress about issues relating to the Armenian American community. The meetings took place in August, featuring conferences with the offices of Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA-09), Congressman Pete Stark

President Reagan to be Honored at ANC-WR Banquet

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee-Western Region (ANC-WR) will be honoring President Ronald Reagan with the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Award at the organization’s annual banquet on October 12, 2008 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. "President Ronald Reagan was the last President to refer to the Armenian Genocide properly," stated ANC-WR Annual

ANC-WR Endowment Fund Ensures New Generation of Hai Tahd Leaders

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee-Western Region (ANC-WR), in 2006, established an endowment fund in the name of the late Haroutioun Kasparian of Los Angeles. The endowment fund has been used to support the ANC-WR Internship and Externship Program (ANC-WR IEP) as well as to educate Armenian American youth on issues related to the Armenian Cause.

A New Team of ANC Activists Graduate from Summer Internship

LOS ANGELES–Last week marked the conclusion of the Summer 2008 Armenian National Committee – Western Region Internship Externship Program (ANC-WR IEP). Established in June 2006, the ANC-WR IEP is a selective and intensive program that provides student leaders and activists with an opportunity to participate in a program designed to provide an in-depth introduction to

Congresswoman Solis Lends Support to Armenian American Community

LOS ANGELES–Representatives of the Armenian National Committee of San Gabriel Valley recently met with Congresswoman Hilda Solis (D-CA-32) in her local office. Longtime community activists Vicken Pakradouni and Jack Hadjinian thanked her for her unwavering support over the years and discussed several current issues in regards to the Armenian American community. Congresswoman Solis reiterated that

Biden to be Honored with ‘Freedom Award’ at ANC-WR Banquet

LOS ANGELES–Senator Joseph Biden will be honored with the esteemed Freedom Award at the Armenian National Committee-Western Region’s annual banquet on October 12 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, announced the ANC-WR. On August 23rd, Presidential hopeful Barack Obama announced Sen. Biden as his choice for Vice Presidential candidate. "Senator Joseph

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