ANCA-WR Congratulates Janice Hahn on Victory

Congresswoman-elect Janice Hahn

GLENDALE—Fresh off her victory against Republican challenger, Craig Huey, Congresswoman-elect Janice Hahn was congratulated by the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region. Hahn had been endorsed by the ANCA-WR during the primaries and had again received the organization’s endorsement for the general special election. She will be replacing the retired representative from the district, Genocide denier Jane Harman.

ANCA-WR Board Chairman Andrew Kzirian said, “We are proud to support candidates who have shown their leadership in standing up for human rights and justice but also those who are dedicated to the community they represent. Through our early support, we knew Janice Hahn was that person and we are happy that voters in the South Bay agreed with us on Election Day.”

He also added, “Our heart goes out to Ms. Hahn as we know that this very joyous occasion unfortunately coincided with the passing of her beloved mother. We offer our deepest condolences to her and her family and we wish them only the best.” Hahn’s mother passed away the day before the election.

The campaign was also helped by a small but dedicated group of Armenian American activists, led by ANCA-South Bay representative Azniv Goenjian.

Goenjian was in the campaign office regularly to phone bank for the campaign and she commented on the impact she believes it made:

“Although we had a big victory on Election Day, we were working until the end, knowing that we couldn’t take the win for granted. We pushed until the end and Janice won a race she deserved to win.”

Congresswoman-elect Hahn is tentatively scheduled to be sworn in on Tuesday, July 19, on the floor of the House of Representatives.

The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots advocacy organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the Western United States and affiliated organizations around the country, the ANCA-WR advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.


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  1. manooshag said:

    Congratulations to Congresswoman-elect Hahn. Sad that your Mom passed away and was not to share your election to the USA Congress. She shall have been so proud, as mothers are wont to be…
    But, let me tell you something which I have wanted to share, with women elected to our USA Congress.
    I believe that if more women were in our Congress, more of our laws and advances would be morally and more honestly approached. For instance, I do believe that the issue of ending the cycle of Genocides – which has been ongoing and unending – with innocents slaughtered, raped, kidnapped and worse… shall have been addressed and the guilty shall have been brought to face justice.. thus, the cycle of Genocides been ended. The inhumanity of humans to humans shall have ended!! It appears that Genocides favor the perpetrators – who are free and become the winners – and all innocent victims – the losers!
    Either we are civilized OR are we humans still uncivilized – tolerating the vile actions of the perpetrators
    who appear to be “getting away with murders and worse.” Morality appears to have been lost….
    Genocides shall have ended when President Woodrow Wilson’s attempted efforts were thwarted…
    and the Genocides have been pursued… unending from the 19th, 20th and, today, now into the 21st centuries. WHY?
    I feel that women shall have a better grasp on the horrors rendered victims – by bullies – whose ability to violate and slaughter, and worse of humans to humans. I can recall, as a child of immigrants, being unable to cope with the bully… and that is what the Genocide perpetrators are today – bullies!

  2. Barkev Asadourian said:

    Congratulations for been won as Congresswoman elect, We all as an Armenian-American
    hoping that our Justice will come true by Reconizing Armenian Genocide Performed by Turkish
    people in 1915 April 24.!!