Los Angeles–Members of the San Gabriel Valley Armenian National Committee and Armenian National Committee–Western Region met with Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (D-CA-38) On Tuesday to discuss current issues of concern to the community. In attendance were SGV-ANC Chairman Viken Pakradouni, SGV-ANC Activists Jack Hadjinian, Nazareth Sadorian, and Murad Minasian, ANCA-WR Chairman Raffi Hamparian and ANCA-WR Executive Director Andrew Kzirian.
"The outreach conducted by the Armenian American community’s leadership is welcome, refreshing and necessary," stated Congresswoman Napolitano. "It is critical for the community to continue engaging elected officials to voice both local and national concerns–I greatly look forward to continue working together with the Armenian National Committee," she added.
During the meeting, Pakradouni, Hadjinian, Minasian and Sadorian provided the Congresswoman with updates on local developmen’s and the Armenian Genocide resolution (H. Res. 106) pending in Congress. While the Congresswoman’stated her clear and unwavering support of H.Res.106. Kzirian presented the Congresswoman and her staff with a bound collection of over 100 articles covering the Armenian Genocide resolution in a positive fashion. The ANCA is in the process of disseminating these articles to all Members of Congress.
"We are big fans of Congresswoman Napolitano," stated Pakradouni. "Her leadership on various issues–ranging from her efforts on water and transportation legislation to recognition of the Armenian Genocide–serves as an example to her colleagues," he added.
The Armenian National Committee of America is the largest and most influential Armenian-American grassroots political organization. Working through a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the US and around the world, the ANCA actively advances the concerns of the Armenian-American community on a broad range of issues.