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Krekorian Takes on Street Gangs -Introduces bill to shut down weapons stockpiles

SACRAMENTO–Assemblymember Paul Krekorian (D-Burbank) announced last Thursday that he has introduced a bill that will assist law enforcement in shutting down the weapons stockpiles that street gangs use to terrorize neighborhoods. Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, who is sponsoring the bill, joined Kerkorian at a press conference to announce the initiative, Krekorian’s bill, AB

US Representatives Hooley And Baird Meet with Oregon And Washington Armenian Communities

PORTLAND–Members of the greater Portland-area and southwestern Washington State communities held meetings with the district offices of Congresswoman Darlene Hooley (D-OR-05) and Congressman Brian Baird (D-WA-03) on March 7 to ask the representatives to cosponsor H.Res.106, the Armenian Genocide resolution that was introduced in the House of Representatives earlier this year. Organized by ANC of

Aida Dimejian Becomes Delegate to California State Democratic Convention

LOS ANGELES–Long time community activist and ANCA-WR board member Aida Dimejian was recently appointed as a delegate to the California Democratic Party State Convention. California State Assemblymember Anthony Portantino appointed Dimejian in February 2007 after coming into office. The Democratic Party State Convention will be taking place at the San Diego Convention Center from April

ANCA-WR Internship-Externship Program’s Spring Session Off to Strong Start

GLENDALE–The spring session of the Armenian National Committee of America — Western Region’s internship program is off to a strong start. Participants in the regional Internship-Externship Program began the session on January 22. Participants were selected from a pool of applicants to the program and included students from across southern California. Established in June 2006,

ANCA Capital Gateway Program Begins Fourth Year of Opening Doors for Young Armenian Americans

WASHINGTON–The Armenian National Committee of America’s Capital Gateway Program–the innovative Armenian American job placement program now approaching its fourth year of operations in the nation’s capital–continues to provide recent college graduates with opportunities to launch successful careers in Washington. In addition to being granted access to the full use of ANCA facilities, those who are

ANCA Chairman Ken Hachikian Speaks at Independence Celebration

In the best tradition of our ancient people, we are gathered here–the sons and daughters of the Armenian nation–to mark our progress on this special occasion and to chart our way forward through the ever-evolving landscape of the Armenian reality. We celebrate this milestone in our nation’s long journey with a profound appreciation of the

ANCA Leadership Conference Empowers Activists to Expand Armenian American Grassroots Advocacy

WASHINGTONNearly 150 Armenian American activists and leaders from across the United States converged on Washington D.C. last week for the 2006 Armenian National Committee of America’s Leadership Conference. Part of the ANCA’s ongoing efforts to empower activists with advocacy tools and techniques, the conference-titled "Grassroots Makes the Difference"-was a three day program featuring dynamic lectures,