The Armenian American community advocates for a broad array of public policy priorities, ranging from the development of US-Armenia relations and American support for a just resolution to the Armenian Genocide to freedom for the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) and the welfare of at-risk Armenian and other Christian communities in the Middle East.

The ANCA makes resources available to the public, government officials, and the media to broaden awareness of our issues and advocacy priorities.

Journalists and other media professionals can contact Elizabeth Chouldjian with questions, interview requests, or for additional information.

Elizabeth S. Chouldjian, ANCA Communications Director – elizabeth@anca.org | (703) 585-8254 – cell | (202) 775-1918 office | @anca_elizabeth


His Holiness Pope Francis Visit to Armenia – 2016

As His Holiness Pope Francis prepares for his historic June 24-26, 2016, visit to Armenia, the first nation to adopt Christianity as its state religion in 301 AD, following are some facts about the Pontif, the Vatican and issues of concern to the Armenian American community.

Among the highlights of Pope Francis’ trip  is his visit to the Armenian Genocide Memorial (Tzitzernakaberd), after which he will meet a dozen descendants of the 400 Armenian orphans who were rescued in 1915 and lodged at the papal Castel Gandolfo residence near Rome.

His Holiness will be travelling to Georgia and Azerbaijan in early early October, 2016.

Armenian American Priorities (click on the topic and learn more):

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