ANCA-WR Continues Strong Push to Extend Outreach to Western States

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee of America Western Region (ANCA-WR) continues in its efforts to build and increase support for H. Res. 106 and S. Res. 106, the Armenian Genocide Resolutions. Dubbed Project Outreach Western Region POWER, the ANCA-WR office has been mobilizing ANC chapters and Armenian American communities throughout the western United States. The first phase of POWER demonstrated outreach to Armenian American communities in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Montana and the Greater San Diego area. As more Congressmen joined on as cosponsors to H. Res. 106 and S. Res. 106 as a result of POWER, local ANC chapters across the region have continued to attend district office meetings while advocating for US Congressional recognition of the Armenian Genocide. As we have returned from our trip to Washington, DC to campaign on Capitol Hill for Darfur Divestment and recognition of the Armenian Genocide, a renewed and reenergized vigor has emerged, remarked Andrew Kzirian, Executive Director of the ANCA-WR. As new cosponsors join H. Res. 106, and now also the recently introduced S. Res. 106, we move closer to passing H. Res. 106. The ANCA-WR continues to work with ANC activists in Alaska, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Texas, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico and is currently in the process of reaching out to elected representatives in other states as well. Since March 1, 2007, Rep. Brian Baird (WA-3), Rep. Brian Bilbray (CA-50), Rep. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-7), Rep. Gary Miller (CA-42), Rep. John Salazar (CO-3), Rep. Duncan Hunter (CA-52) and Rep. Al Green (TX-9) have joined on as cosponsors to H. Res. 106 from the Western Region of the United States. Congressman Adam Schiff (CA-29) introduced H. Res. 106 on January 30, 2007. Since the introduction of S. Res. 106 on March 14, 2007, Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Wayne Allard (CO), Senator Barbara Boxer (CA), Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA) and most recently Senator Sam Brownback (KS) have joined on as cosponsors of this resolution. Senator Richard Durbin (IL) introduced S. Res. 106. The Senators from the Western Region constitute 5 of the 38 total seats in the Western Region of the United States.


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