-- Activists engage legislators on Capitol Hill, warning of continued genocide
Washington, DC – The ANCA Eastern Region gathered hundreds of activists, allies, and coalition partners, including the Hellenic American Leadership Council, A Demand For Action, In Defense of Christians as well as genocide scholars from across the Eastern Region on Wednesday, February 1 and Thursday, February 2, 2023, in the Nation’s Capital. They led meetings with legislators on Capitol Hill with one message: end all aid to Azerbaijan as the genocidal blockade of the Berdzor (Lachin) corridor continu (more...)
-- College Students Encouraged to Register at anca.org/RisingLeaders for 3-Day Interactive Career Development and Civic Engagement Program
WASHINGTON, DC – Armenian American university students are invited to apply for the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA)’s “Rising Leaders: Career Development and Civic Education”– a three-day program in Washington, DC, now in its third year, that introduces young Armenians to advocacy, policy, politics and media opportunities in the nation’s capital. (more...)
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (D-CA) held a consequential and emotional dialogue this week with her constituent Gev Iskajyan, a resident of Montebello, California who has been blockaded in the Republic of Artsakh for over 45 days as a result of Azerbaijan’s genocidal campaign to rid the indigenous Armenian population from their historic homeland. For over a year, Iskajyan has been serving as a senior professional aide for the ANC of Artsakh in Stepanakert, the capital of the Republic of Artsakh. (more...)
-- #SaveKarabakhCoalition Launched to Stop Azerbaijan from Committing Second Armenian Genocide
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) was joined by Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chair David Valadao (R-CA), and Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA), Lou Correa (D-CA), Jim Costa (D-CA), and Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) in calling on the Biden Administration to stop U.S. military aid to Azerbaijan and send emergency aid to Artsakh in response to the devastating humanitarian crisis in Artsakh. (more...)
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressional Armenian Caucus founding Co-Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) joined today with senior House Foreign Affairs Committee member Brad Sherman (D-CA) and their colleagues in the leadership of the Armenian Caucus in rolling out new bi-partisan legislation – supported by the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) – aimed at breaking Azerbaijan’s brutal 45-day blockade of 120,000 indigenous Christian Armenians living in Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh).
“Armenian and allied Americans welcome news of a targeted anti-blockade resolution, and are already har (more...)
-- ANCA Orange County hosts state-wide meeting featuring first-hand insights by ANC Artsakh
ORANGE COUNTY, CA – The need to hold Azerbaijan accountable for its 40-day blockade of the Republic of Artsakh, and ensure the provision of U.S. humanitarian assistance to its besieged population were discussed during an hour-long meeting with Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Irvine) in a California state-wide ANCA meeting hosted by ANCA Orange County, with the participation of the Armenian National Committee of Artsakh (ANC-Artsakh) and ANCA National Board members and staff.
WASHINGTON, DC – As Azerbaijan’s blockade of Artsakh entered its 38th day, Congressional Armenian Caucus leaders urged Biden Administration officials to “use maximum pressure on Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev” to lift the Artsakh blockade “before the current humanitarian crisis becomes catastrophic,” reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).
“Azerbaijan has shown time and again that statements of condemnation are insufficient to deter the genocidal Aliyev regime,” stated ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian. “As the Armenian Caucus leaders (more...)
-- Biden Administration Required to Submit Artsakh Assistance Strategy within Sixty Days
WASHINGTON, DC - Earlier today, both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives cleared a massive Fiscal Year 2023 spending bill that includes an ANCA-backed provision directing that the Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development provide Congress with an "assistance strategy for addressing humanitarian and recovery needs arising from the [Artsakh] conflict" that identifies the U.S. "resources and programs," available for this purpose. (more...)