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ANC-WR Provides Educational Update on Genocide Resolution at United Armenian Congregational Church

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee-Western Region provided an analysis of the genocide resolution pending in the U.S. Congress to members of the Mens Fellowship Club at the United Armenian Congregational Church in Studio City on November 27. The briefing, provided by ANC-WR Chairman Raffi Hamparian, gave the crowd of over 70 Armenian Americans an opportunity

ANC-WR Internship Focus: GCC Student Helps FED Improve Trade Between Armenia and California

GLENDALE, Calif.–Karo Aydindzhyan is taking his interest in economics and translating it into helping bridge the markets of California and Armenia. As part of the 2007 Autumn Session of the Armenian National Committee-Western Region Internship-Externship Program, Aydindzhyan worked as an extern with the Foundation for Economic Development. In this capacity he helped FED Executive Director,

ANC-WR Welcomes Student Human Rights Advocates to Regional Office

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee ‘s Western Region (ANC-WR) welcomed students from the Mesrobian Armenian School on Nov. 8 to the organization’s regional office. Mesrobian students had set out to walk 10 miles to the ANC-WR office in a walkathon to support community efforts regarding the passage of the Armenian Genocide Resolution (H. Res. 106).

Turkish Government May Ban ANC-WR Video On Youtube

LOS ANGELES–A video documenting the achievemen’s of the Armenian National Committee-Western Region has been posted on youtube. This video may be subject to censorship by the Turkish government because it includes numerous references to the Armenian Genocide. According to Eurasia Daily Monitor, a new set of Turkish government regulations may criminalize access to websites and

San Gabriel Valley ANC Meets with Congresswoman Grace Napolitano

Los Angeles–Members of the San Gabriel Valley Armenian National Committee and Armenian National Committee–Western Region met with Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (D-CA-38) On Tuesday to discuss current issues of concern to the community. In attendance were SGV-ANC Chairman Viken Pakradouni, SGV-ANC Activists Jack Hadjinian, Nazareth Sadorian, and Murad Minasian, ANCA-WR Chairman Raffi Hamparian and ANCA-WR Executive

ANC-WR Internship Focus: UCLA Student Improves LA Area Voter Registration

LOS ANGELES–UCLA undergraduate student David Arakelyan has been working to assess the status of and develop recommendations for increasing Armenian American community voter registration. As part of the Armenian National Committee – Western Region’s Internship-Externship Program’s (ANC-WR IEP) 2008 Autumn Session, David is specializing as a Community and Government Affairs intern working on voter registration

ANC-WR Internship Focus: UCI and UCLA Students Team Up with Genocide Education Project

LOS ANGELES–As a Political Science student at UC Irvine, Anita Issagholyan has been at the forefront of campus activism raising awareness about the genocide in Darfur. Recently transferring from Glendale Community College to UCLA, Savada Simounian-Kygani is thankful for the opportunity to pursue a degree in History with an emphasis in Armenian Studies as well

AYF Rally in Hollywood Calls on Congress to Pass Genocide Resolution

HOLLYWOOD–More than a thousand Armenian American’s and human rights activists gathered in Little Armenia Sunday afternoon for a peaceful rally calling on Congress to pass the Armenian Genocide Resolution (H.Res. 106). Organized by the Armenian Youth Federation Western Region, "Rally 106: United Voices for the Armenian Genocide Resolution" was a nationwide rally held in conjunction

Rep. Harman’s Justification

To the Editor: In the October 19 edition of Asbarez–and reprinted at– Harut Sassounian wrote that I “deviously sent a private letter to Speaker Pelosi” announcing my intention to oppose the Armenian Genocide resolution. While Mr. Sassounian has every right to disagree with my position on H.Res. 106, there was nothing devious about my