ANCA Western Region Advocacy Days Registration Page

Join Hai Tahd activists from across the region during ANCA Western Region Advocacy Days on Capitol Hill on March 11 and 12 to use your voice in calling on Congress to hold Azerbaijan accountable for their litany of human rights abuses and genocide of the Armenian people of Artsakh.

Your commitment to attending highlights the power of grassroots activism and will serve as a catalyst in the passage of current legislation – you hold the power to influence your members to advance Armenian-American policy priorities.

Local ANC leaders will be urging Members of Congress to:

  • Cosponsor and work for the fast-track passage of H.R.7288, the House counterpart to S.3000, a measure stopping U.S. military aid to Azerbaijan through the Section 907 waiver repeal that was unanimously adopted by the Senate last November.
  • Cosponsor and work the immediate adoption of S.Res.540, which would trigger unprecedented investigation into Azerbaijani human rights abuses and war crimes pursuant to Section 502B(c) of the Foreign Assistance Act. If/when adopted, this will be the first time this provision of law has actually been enforced.
  • Enforce Global Magnitsky Sanctions against Azerbaijan, which will restrict financial dealings, freeze assets, and limit travel by senior leaders in Baku. The Global Magnitsky Act – a powerful statutory tool enacted by Congress – gives the White House broad power to sanction foreign officials who are responsible for serious human rights abuses.
  • Demand Azerbaijan’s immediate release of Armenian prisoners of war, captured civilians, and political prisoners, including Artsakh government officials illegally detained and held hostage after Azerbaijan’s genocide of Artsakh Armenians.

Armenian Legal Center’s partner and human rights attorney Siranush Sahakyan, president of Yerevan’s International Comparative Law Center (ICLaw), will join the delegation. Collectively, we will call for Global Magnitsky sanctions against senior Azerbaijani officials as well as the immediate release of all prisoners of war and hostages currently held by the emboldened Aliyev regime.

Your advocacy is essential in ending all U.S. military and security assistance to Azerbaijan and sanctioning Azerbaijani leadership responsible for the genocide in Artsakh, marking a critical step towards holding Azerbaijan accountable and ending the cycle of impunity.

Simple Registration Process:

Register for the ANCA Western Region Advocacy Days on Capitol Hill on March 11 and 12 by filling out the form below by March 1, 2024!

Registrants will need to be approved prior to receiving further information. Once your registration is approved, we will be in touch with additional details!

ANCA WR Advocacy Days Schedule:

Monday, March 11:

  • Arrival to ANCA DC Office by 5pm
  • Workshops and & Briefing by Siranush Sahakyan
  • Distribution of Packets & Schedule of Meetings

Tuesday, March 12:

  • 9am-5pm: Meetings on Capitol Hill
  • Capitol Hill reception in support of Artsakh.

If you’re interested in staying through Wednesday, March 13, please indicate it in the “Comments & Questions” section in the form below.

College-Aged Youth Participant Options:

College-aged youth interested in attending the Advocacy Days who have never before participated in the Rising Leaders Program are encouraged to apply through anca.org/risingleaders. The program will not only allow them to gain additional opportunities but will provide housing. College-aged youth who register for Rising Leaders will be participating in Advocacy Days and do not need to sign up for both.

For any questions, please contact legislative@anca.org. We look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC!

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