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Demonstrators Remind Obama of Broken Promises to Recognize Genocide

On Wednesday May 27, hundreds gathered around the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California to remind the President of his broken promise as he hosted a Democratic Party fundraiser. Joining them were hundreds of other activists demonstrating for gay rights and an end to the war in Iraq and torture.

Grassroots Fundraising: One Cup of Coffee at A Time

Hrag Satjian spent his Memorial Day weekend with members of his AYF chapter, selling Armenian coffee to raise money for the ANCA Endowment Fund. The one-day effort raised nearly a thousand dollars for the telethon and is a testament to the power and potential of grassroots activism.

What Armenian Americans Think about Obama

On May 12, I wrote an article titled “Obama Alienates Armenian Americans,” in which I presented the reaction of Armenian leaders and commentators to what the community views as the continuous stream of blows from the Obama Administration in recent weeks. In the two days following the posting of the article on the Armenian Weekly website, many readers posted their views on Obama’s “betrayals” and their suggestions about the road ahead.

Pitfalls and Possibilities: Armenian-Turkish Relations Explored

BIG PINES, CA–The past, present, and future of Armenian-Turkish relations were the focus of a three day seminar on March 20-22 that brought some 70 young Armenian Americans to the Armenian Youth Federation’s campgrounds in Big Pines, California. The seminar covered a broad range of issues related to the current push to normalize ties between

The AYF Inspires

"You cannot create experience, you must undergo it." Taking Albert Camus’ truism to heart, the Armenian Youth Federation has spent the last 75 years preparing generations of leaders, giving young Armenian-Americans the opportunity to gain real world experience through service to their communities. Keeping with tradition, the organization’s Central Executive kicked off this fiscal year

Armenia’s Should Remain Vigilant to Counter Turkish Pressures on Obama

Now that Sen. Barack Obama has been elected President, Armenian-Americans need to remain vigilant in order to counter Turkish pressures on the President-elect and his inner circle. Already, the Turkish government has embarked on a full-scale campaign to influence the next administration on a variety of critical issues for Turkey, such as the Armenian Genocide,

Mr. Terry Phillips: An Agent of Discord

Over the past seven decades, Armenian Americans learned to exercise tolerance and cooperation. Thanks to these efforts, communal tranquility and spirit of unity permeated into all levels of our national affairs throughout the United States. We should proudly hail and cherish this achievement. At the same time, we should nurture it further. More importantly, we

ANC, AYF Team Up to Help Voters Get Out the Vote

ENCINO, CA –The Armenian National Committee of the West San Fernando Valley (ANC-WSFV) and the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) Sardarabad Chapter are working together to urge all registered Armenia’s to vote in the upcoming general election. Dozens of young activists in the San Fernando Valley are working together through the ANC and AYF to contact

Nevada Armenia’s Rally Support for Congresswoman Berkley

LAS VEGAS–Armenian Americans in the Silver State gathered together on October 24th for a fundraiser held in support of Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (NV-1). Last month, the Congresswoman’secured a strong endorsement from the nation’s largest and most active Armenian American political action committee, the Armenian National Committee–Political Action Committee (ANC-PAC). "We are pleased to be supporting

ANC, AYF Team Up to Help Voters Get to the Polls on November 4th

ENCINO, CA –The Armenian National Committee of the West San Fernando Valley (ANC-WSFV) and the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) Sardarabad Chapter are working together to urge all registered Armenia’s to vote in the upcoming general election. Dozens of young activists in the San Fernando Valley are working together through the ANC and AYF to contact

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