President George W. Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Dear President Bush:
On behalf of the Armenian National Committee of America–Western Region (ANCA-WR) and our family of community based organizations–please accept our congratulations on your re-election as President of the United States of America.
Your victory represents a wonderful opportunity to bring America together. Your second term can bridge the issues that divide us as a nation and move us forward to a better America. We welcomed your remarks this past week in which you eloquently spoke of the trust the American people have again placed in you and your duty to serve all Americans.
Mr. President–the past four years have been an era of lost opportunities with respect to building ties between the White House and the Armenian American community. Too many issues have divided the one and a half million Americans of Armenian descent from many of the policies of your Administration. By working together on issues ranging from strengthening bi-lateral US-Armenia economic ties–honestly dealing with the Armenian genocide–and promoting the freedom and right to self-determination of the people of Karabagh–we look forward to creating a new and positive dialogue with your Administration.
We are confident–Mr. President–that you share our pride that Armenian Americans joined the rest of the country in casting their votes this Tuesday in unprecedented numbers. Armenian Americans are an integral part of our collective effort to build a stronger America. The ANCA-WR will continue to encourage the Armenian American community to be active in making America–in the words of the Founding Fathers–a more perfect union.
Again–congratulations to you Mr. President. May God bless your second term as the leader of our great nation.
Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region
Armenian Relief Society of Western USA
Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society of Western USA
Homenetmen Armenian General Athletic Union and Scouts of Western USA