BOSTON–The Armenian American Democratic Leadership Council (AADLC) and Armenian American Democrats from across the country will participate in a celebration of ethnic community activism hosted by the National Democratic Ethnic Leadership Council (NDELC) at next week’s 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston. The reception is part of a series of programs–meetings and events spotlighting the key role of ethnic communities in this election season and throughout the American political process.
Grassroots leaders representing a diverse groups of ethnic American communities–including Albanians–Arabs–German–Greeks–Italians–Irish–Polish–Serbian among many others–will be joining together at the reception on Wednesday–July 28th–at The Harp–across from the Fleet Center. Participation in the "NDELC’s Celebration and Appreciation of Ethnic Democrats" is by invitation only and has received enthusiastic responses from Convention delegates–Members of Congress and community leaders who understand the pivotal role that ethnic voters are expected to play in electoral swing states this November. The reception is one of several daytime and evening functions organized by ethnic communities throughout the Convention week.
"The Armenian American Democratic Leadership Council is proud to partner with the NDELC as it brings together ethnic community leaders from across the country in support of the Democratic Party agenda," stated NDELC Board Member and AADLC activist Sushan Demirjian. "We look forward to mobilizing the Armenian American community–with its active presence in key swing states across the country–to play a decisive role in support of the Kerry/Edwards ticket and pro-Armenian democratic candidates on November 2nd."
The National Democratic Ethnic Leadership Council (NDELC) is an ethnic constituency based organization encompassing the community of immigran’s and descendants of immigran’s who primarily trace their heritage from Europe and the Mediterranean. During the Clinton presidential campaign in 1992–democratic activists began a deliberate initiative to redefine the Democratic Party’s relationship with Ethnic Americans. Over the past twelve years–the party has made great strides to ensure that Ethnic Democrats continue to be players in American politics. The NDELC–with its diverse membership including representatives of the Armenian American Democratic Leadership Council–plays a pivotal role in nurturing that relationship.