|WATERTOWN, MA — The Armenian National Committee (ANC) of Eastern Massachusetts recently held a fundraiser reception in honor of State Representative Rachel Kaprielian. The event was held on Sunday, May 19, and was hosted by Mr. and
Mrs. Bedig Der-Vartanian at their Belmont residence.
During the event, members of the community had an opportunity to discuss various issues with the four-term State Representative, including the Democratic State Convention, this year's Governor's race, and the increased involvement of American-Armenians in various civic endeavors.
"Rep. Kaprielian has been a long time advocate of so many issues of particular concern to the Massachusetts Armenian-American community and we are happy to honor her efforts today," remarked ANC of Eastern Massachusetts representative Ivan Ardhaldjian. "Rep. Kaprielian has pursued a number of issues of great importance to the community, including consistently leading efforts to properly commemorate the Armenian Genocide and promoting the teaching of the Armenian Genocide in Massachusetts public schools. She has also developed a close working relationship with the ANC of Eastern Massachusetts and we look forward to continuing to work with her."
Rep. Kaprielian addressed the audience on a number issues of local and state importance including an Armenian Genocide curriculum in the state of Massachusetts, the importance of assisting the Republic of Armenia, and the implications of Massachusetts' impending redistricting.
Beginning in January 2003, the four-term member of the Massachusetts State of Representatives, will represent the newly redrawn 29th Middlesex district, consisting of all precincts of ward 9 of the city of Cambridge, and precincts 1-9 and 11-12 of the town of Watertown. Kaprielian presently serves on the House Health Care, Public Service, and Taxation Committees. She serves on the board of directors of the Massachusetts Municipal Association. Kaprielian previously served as Watertown Councilor-at-Large from 1992-1994. She has been a leader in organizing the yearly Armenian Genocide commemoration at the Massachusetts State House.
The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) is the largest and most influential Armenian-American grassroots political organization. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the United States and affiliated organizations around the world, the ANCA actively advances the concerns of the Armenian-American community on a broad range of issues.