The first Ambassador of the United States to the second Republic of Armenia, Harry J. Gilmore, of Dumfries, Virginia, died of a heart attack on April 23 at the age of 77.
Members of Congress joined with Armenian Americans from throughout the U.S. at the Capitol Hill observance of the Armenian Genocide Centennial, an evening of moving tributes and equally powerful calls for the President Obama to reject Turkey’s gag-rule and press Ankara toward a truthful and just resolution of this crime against humanity, reported the Armenian National Committee of America.
Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), for an entire hour on the House Floor, read the names of a small fraction of the 1.5 million people killed during the Armenian Genocide after business concluded in the House for the day.
The White House has declined to clarify whether U.S. President Barack Obama will use the word “genocide” in his upcoming annual statement on the 1915 mass killings and deportations of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey.
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement in advance of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
The United States of America will be officially represented on the centenary of the Armenian Genocide in Yerevan at the Dzidzernagapert Memorial with members of a delegation who will be appointed by the U.S. President Barack Obama, the American Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills announced Monday.
Senators – acting on a bipartisan basis – are calling upon President Obama, to reaffirm the Armenian Genocide, this April, as a clear case of genocide, reported the Armenian National Committee of America.
Government Affairs Director Kate Nahapetian Advocates for Full Range of Armenian American Foreign Aid Priorities WASHINGTON—Armenian National Committee of America Government Affairs Director Kate Nahapetian testified yesterday before a key Congressional panel in support of increased U.S. assistance to Nagorno Karabakh, Armenia, at-risk Middle Eastern Armenian communities, and the Javakhk region of Georgia. In her…
LAS VEGAS—Legendary Armenian-American college basketball coach Jerry “The Shark” Tarkanian has died at the age of 84. Tarkanian’s son, Danny Tarkanian, broke the news to his Twitter followers earlier today. According to SI.com, Tarkanian was taken to Valley Hospital Medical Center by ambulance on Monday, after being unresponsive when doctors attempted to get his blood…
Educate Lobbyists’ Clients on Genocide Denial Activity During 100th Anniversary Year of Genocide; A Call for Protests If Continued WASHINGTON—On Thursday, January 29, a coalition of organizations representing Armenian Americans sent more than 200 letters to businesses, universities, and NGOs working with one of the five firms that currently work for Turkey for the purpose…