-- Legislators Raise Alarms over Azerbaijan’s Ethnic Cleansing of Indigenous Artsakh Armenians
WASHINGTON, DC – Two dozen U.S. Senators and Representatives joined today on Capitol Hill, on the eve of April 24th, the international day of justice for the Armenian Genocide – to warn against Azerbaijan’s ongoing attempts to ethnically cleanse the 120,000 Christian Armenians living in freedom upon their indigenous Artsakh homeland, reported the ANCA.
“The message today from Capitol Hill to President Biden is, very simply: ‘Prevent a second Armenian Genocide; stop s (more...)
-- ANCA-Backed Bipartisan Measure Seeks $10 Million to Fund Armenian Genocide Education
WASHINGTON, DC – The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) welcomed the news that Representatives Anna Eshoo (D-CA), David Valadao (R-CA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) are re-introducing the Armenian Genocide Education Act, a bipartisan measure – building upon official U.S. Congressional and Presidential recognition of this crime – to fund Library of Congress educational programs about the history, lessons, consequences, and ongoing costs of the Armenian Genocide. (more...)
Launches Congressional Letter to Commerce Sec. Raimondo Citing Azerbaijan’s ongoing Anti-Armenian Aggression and 125+ Day Blockade
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Adam Schiff is calling on his Congressional colleagues to join him in demanding that the Commerce Department explain why it is considering licensing the sale of high powered U.S. rifles to Azerbaijan, in the face of Azerbaijan’s 125+ day blockade of Artsakh and ongoing attacks on Armenia, which left four Armenians dead and six injured just last week. (more...)
-- Congressionally Mandated Report Finds “Azerbaijan is the Country Most Likely to Renew Large-Scale Conflict" in the South Caucasus
WASHINGTON, DC – The US intelligence community has definitively identified Azerbaijan as the primary threat to peace in the South Caucasus, in an intelligence report (unclassified version) required by Congress through the legislative leadership of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and the civic society support of the ANCA. (more...)
-- Second Session Continues Twin Focus on Career Development and Pro- Armenian Civic Engagement
WASHINGTON, DC – Following up on a successful first session, the Armenian National Committee of America’s (ANCA) Rising Leaders program brought yet another group of bright Armenian American student leaders to the nation’s capital to participate in its annual three-day career development and civic education immersion seminar.
From March 26th to 28th, the participants, whose studies largely focus on international relations and policymaking, welcomed the opp (more...)
Hovig Apo Saghdejian Capital Gateway Program Set to Welcome New Class of Fellows; Application deadline July 15th
WASHINGTON, DC – The ANCA Hovig Apo Saghdejian Capital Gateway Program (CGP) continues to empower recent university graduates to explore careers in policy, politics, and media in Washington DC – building on the commitment of generous benefactors Apo and Nayiri Saghdejian, who honored their late son and brother through the naming of this landmark program. (more...)
-- Rep. Pallone leads bipartisan Armenian Caucus letter to House Foreign Aid Panel seeking $150 Million in U.S. Aid for Artsakh and Armenia
WASHINGTON, DC – As Azerbaijan’s siege of Artsakh passed the 100-day mark this week, a bipartisan group of sixty-nine U.S. Representatives, led by Congressional Armenian Caucus founding Co-Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) once again called for ending military aid to Azerbaijan and sending $150 million in assistance to Artsakh and Armenia.
“Continued U.S. military aid to Azerbaijan represents a free pass for Azerbaijan (more...)
WASHINGTON, DC – Government Affairs Director Tereza Yerimyan outlined the Armenian National Committee of America’s (ANCA) policy priorities in testimony submitted to the U.S. House panel drafting the Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) foreign aid bill – with a sharp focus on delivering an urgently needed $75 million aid package to Artsakh and holding Azerbaijan accountable for its ongoing Artsakh blockade and increasing aggression. (more...)
-- Intern in the Nation’s Capital: Exciting Opportunities Await; Deadline: April 15th
WASHINGTON, DC — The ANCA is proud to announce the annual launch of the Leo Sarkisian Summer Internship (LSI) and Maral Melkonian Avetisyan Fellowship, with an application deadline of April 15th, for university students interested in advancing Armenian American policy priorities and gaining firsthand experience in federal-level advocacy. (more...)