PASADENA—The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region announced that Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32-D-El Monte) will be the featured guest at its October Meet and Greet Series event. The reception is being hosted by long-time ANCA-WR supporters Levon and Silva Kirakosian at their Pasadena home on Sunday, October 30th at 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Congresswoman Chu, elected to the U.S House of Representatives in the 2009 special election to replace Hilda Solis who had been appointed U.S. Secretary of Labor by President Barack Obama. Prior to serving in Congress, Chu was serving her first term on the California Board of Equalization after completing three terms as a member of the California State Assembly. A strong supporter of Armenian American issues and an original co-sponsor of both House Resolution 304, the Armenian Genocide Resolution, as well as House Resolution 306, the Religious Freedoms and Return of Church Properties Resolution in the current, 112th Congress.
The event is part of the ongoing ANCA-WR Meet & Greet Series, where elected officials have the opportunity to discuss issues of significance to the Armenian American community and their constituents. The Meet & Greet series highlights the significant civic engagement of the Armenian American community throughout the Western Region and the United States, in all aspects of local, state and national politics.
The ANCA-WR has hosted several successful Meet and Greet events in 2011, most recently with Assemblymembers Anthony Portantino and Katcho Achadjian as well as Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel. Scores of community activists and leaders have supported the events, which underscore the integral relationship between constituents and their representatives.
Those interested in learning more about the ANCA-WR Meet and Greet Series, or hosting an event, should email [email protected].