I am writing to ask you to please support three legislative initiatives that hold special meaning for my family and our local Armenian American community.
1) Co-sponsor the Armenian Genocide Resolution:
Reps. Schiff and Bilirakis are seeking original co-sponsors for the Armenian Genocide Resolution, that simply calls for the U.S. to 1) properly commemorate this crime, 2) reject genocide denial, and 3) apply the lessons of this genocide to prevent future atrocities.
In reaching out to their colleagues, Reps. Schiff and Bilirakis stressed that: “As we confront continuing mass atrocities around the world, including the genocide of religious minorities carried out by ISIS in Syria and Iraq or the extermination of the Rohingya in Burma, Congress’s silence about the Armenian Genocide of a century ago undermines our moral standing. It must end.”
To co-sponsor, or to learn more, please contact Caroline Nicholas in Rep. Schiff’s office or Shayne Woods in Rep. Bilirakis’s office.
2) Co-sponsor the Artsakh Travel and Communication Resolution (H.Res.190):
This bipartisan resolution seeks to foster dialogue and advance peace by removing restrictions on communication and travel between the U.S. and Artsakh. The obsolete barriers needlessly handcuff U.S. diplomats, preventing dialogue – our best hope for peace.
To co-sponsor, or to learn more, please contact James Johnson in Rep. Pallone’s office.
3) Attend the April 9th Capitol Hill Armenian Genocide Remembrance:
Please attend and offer remarks at the annual Capitol Hill Armenian Genocide remembrance, on April 9th from 6:00-8:00 pm in Hart SOB, Room 902.
Please contact the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) at (202) 775-1918 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you haven’t already, please join the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues by reaching out to James Johnson in Rep. Pallone’s office or Shayne Woods in Rep. Bilirakis’s office.
Thank you for your consideration of my requests. I would very much value hearing back from you on these points and sharing the news of your support with my friends and relatives.