LAS VEGAS—The Armenian National Committee-Political Action Committee will host a fundraiser for Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (D-NV District 1) at the home of Andy & Nora Armenian, 2050 Troon Drive, Henderson, NV on April 14 at 6 p.m.
Congresswoman Berkley is running for election to the United States Senate in the November 2012 election. Congresswoman Berkley was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1998, and has been a member of the Armenian Caucus since taking her seat in Congress. Congresswoman Berkley has been a consistent supporter of Armenian-American issues, has co-sponsored the Armenian Genocide Resolution and participated in Armenian Genocide observances on Capitol Hill. She has received an ‘A’ rating from the ANC PAC.
As a member of the House International Relations Committee, Congresswoman Berkley spoke of her support for free trade with Armenia, and in opposition to any blockade of Armenia by the Turkish or Azerbaijani governments, by rail bypass or otherwise. She also noted her opposition to the appointment of Ambassador Hoagland to the United States Embassy in Armenia, stating that an Ambassador to Armenia must acknowledge the truth of the Armenian Genocide. The Congresswoman stated firmly that the time has long past for the United States to officially acknowledge the Armenian Genocide. Congresswoman Berkley in her bid for the United States Senate deserves the support of not only the Armenians of Nevada, but Armenians throughout the United States.