ANCA Rapid Responder Letter: Urge your U.S. Representative to Cosign the FY24 Armenian Caucus Letter to Stop Aid to Azerbaijan; Send Aid to Artsakh

Dear Representative:

With Azerbaijan’s blockade of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) now well into its third month, I am writing to ask you to co-sign the Congressional Armenian Caucus letter asking the State-Foreign Operations Subcommittee to include common-sense provisions in the FY24 foreign aid bill:

I join with my family, friends, and fellow community members in sharing the urgency of this request and in asking you to add your name to those working across the aisle in both houses of Congress to strengthen the U.S.-Armenia alliance, ensure Artsakh’s survival, promote regional stability, and advance American interests and our shared democratic values.

– $100 million to promote the security of Armenia in the face of escalating regional threats by Turkey and Azerbaijan to its survival as a sovereign and safe homeland for the Armenian people.

– $50 million in emergency assistance programs within Artsakh, to meet pressing humanitarian and developmental needs resulting from Azerbaijan’s 2020 attack and its ongoing blockade – including urgently needed maternal healthcare, clean water, shelter, and nutrition programs.

– Immediate implementation of a comprehensive U.S. humanitarian assistance strategy – as per the FY23 NDAA – to provide emergency assistance to help the victims of Azerbaijan’s attack on Artsakh.

– Presidential enforcement of Section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act, and statutory action by Congress to prohibit any and all U.S. military and security aid to Azerbaijan – until it lifts its blockade, ceases its aggression, withdraws from Armenian and Artsakh territory, releases Armenian POWs, and stops desecrating Christian holy sites.

The office of Congressman Frank Pallone, founding Co-Chair of the Armenian Caucus, has circulated a Dear Colleague seeking U.S. House signatures on a letter to Chairman Mario Diaz-Balart and Ranking Member Barbara Lee. Please reach out to his office with any questions or to be added as a signatory. As always, the ANCA is available as a research or legislative resource on any Armenian-related matters.

Thank you for your attention to my concerns. I look forward to learning of your signature on this Armenian Caucus letter and will be sure to share the news of your support far and wide.

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