LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee-Western Region provided an analysis of the genocide resolution pending in the U.S. Congress to members of the Mens Fellowship Club at the United Armenian Congregational Church in Studio City on November 27. The briefing, provided by ANC-WR Chairman Raffi Hamparian, gave the crowd of over 70 Armenian Americans an opportunity to learn about the genocide resolution and its consideration by the House Foreign Affairs Committee last month.
“The ANC-WR is pleased to have provided an educational presentation to members of the Mens Fellowship Club,” remarked ANC-WR Executive Director Andrew Kzirian. “Whether it is providing educationals on Armenian topics to Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs, or to Armenian groups, we welcome engaging people on any number of Armenian issues. The briefing that our chairman provided on the genocide resolution is part of a broad grassroots effort to keep all Armenian Americans aware of the challenges we have and continue to face in seeking justice for the events of 1915,” Kzirian added.
The Mens Fellowship Club at the United Armenian Congregational Church regularly hosts speakers on a variety of religious and public policy issues. The ANC-WR briefing provided members a full accounting of the history behind the genocide resolution sponsored by Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and George Radanovich (R-CA) and a synopsis of what may occur to the bill during the second session of the 110th Congress which begins next January.
The Armenian National Committee – 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 ANC-WR advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.