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ANC-WR Intern Spotlight: Elsa Menounou

LOS ANGELES ‘s As a community and government affairs intern with the Armenian National Committee-Western Region’s Internship-Externship Program (ANC-WR IEP), Elsa Menounou is developing a variety of skills and gaining valuable hands-on experience. Her projects include investigating what is being taught in California high schools regarding the Armenian genocide and raising general public awareness of

Pasadena ANC Welcomes New Executive Director

PASADENA,CA–The Armenian National Committee of Pasadena (ANC of Pasadena) recently welcomed community activist Ishkhan Boghossian as its Executive Director. Boghossian, who has been an activist in Pasadena’s Armenian American community for nearly a decade, will take a leading role in building on the organization’s impressive grassroots efforts across the City of Pasadena. "We are excited

Karabakh President Visits US, Meets with ANC-ER Ahead of Telethon

BOSTON–The President of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic arrived at the central headquarters of the Armenian Relief Society in Boston Wednesday where he met with representatives from the Armenian National Committee’s Eastern Region Offices for talks on the development of Artsakh-Diaspora relations. President Bako Sahakian’s visit comes ahead of this year’s Armenia Fund Telethon, which will take

Erdogan Calls Armenian Diaspora Efforts ‘Cheap’

Touts Turkey’s Historical Commission at Columbia University BY ALLEN YEKIKAN In remarks during a conference at Columbia University entitled "Turkey’s Role in Shaping the Future" on Friday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the Armenian Diaspora’s efforts to gain US recognition of the Armenian Genocide “cheap,” urging the future Obama administration to take into

Top Lawmaker Urges Australian Senate to Recognize Genocide

CANBERRA–Following meetings with the Armenian National Committee of Australia in Canberra, Senator for Western Australia Chris Ellison called on the national Senate to formally recognize the Armenian Genocide. In what is a major development, the Armenian Genocide has been discussed in both houses of Australia’s Parliament within three weeks. Senator Ellison’s remarks Tuesday come after

ANC Intern Giallouri Joins Asbarez Team

LOS ANGELES–An extern for the Armenian National Committee – Western Region’s Autumn 2008 Internship-Externship Program (ANC-WR IEP) with Asbarez Daily Newspaper, Thora Giallouri is excited to be working on several feature articles covering the Armenian community and current issues. She is also assisting the Asbarez staff in developing new components for the paper. "I joined

Armenians for Obama Targets Battleground States in Final Days of Election

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Less than four days before Sen. Barack Obama’s historic election, Armenia’s for Obama activists across the U.S. were mounting a final push to "get-out-the-vote" (GOTV) and ensure a momentous victory for the Obama-Biden ticket. The excitement was palpable, with local supporters teaming up with Armenian National Committee activists to canvass, phone bank

Armenian American Voters Help Deliver Obama/Biden Victory

ANCA, Armenia’s for Obama Deliver Unprecedented Grassroots Armenian American Support to the Winning Ticket 94% of ANCA-Endorsed Congressional Candidates Elected to Office WASHINGTON, DC – The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) welcomed President-elect Barack Obama and Vice-President-elect Joe Biden’s historic win yesterday as a new and powerful opportunity for American recognition of the Armenian

Sarkisian Congratulates Obama

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–President Serzh Sarkisian on Wednesday congratulated Barack Obama on his historic victory in the U.S. presidential election and expressed confidence that U.S.-Armenian relations will grow closer during his presidency. Obama’s election triumph was welcomed by influential Armenian organizations in the United States that expect the new U.S. president to end Washington’s refusal to

Rep. Schiff Visits Asbarez

LITTLE ARMENIA–Rep. Adam Schiff (D-29) visited Asbarez and Horizon offices hours after he cast his ballot on Election Day. Schiff was given a tour of the facilities and met with editorial and business staff members. After a conversation with Armenian and English editors Apo Boghikian and Ara Khachatourian, as well as local Armenian National Committee