Senators Urged to Co-sign Boxer Letter Calling on President to Properly Characterize the Armenian Genocide in his April 24th Remarks

April 7, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC – Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) chapters and activists across the United States are encouraging their Senators to sign the Boxer Letter, urging President Obama to properly recognize the Armenian Genocide in his April 24th remarks.

The letter, initiated by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), has been circulated to each of her ninety-nine Senate colleagues. In her cover letter, the Golden State Senator urges her Democratic and Republican colleagues to co-sign the Congressional letter and go on record in support of proper Presidential commemoration of the Armenian Genocide.

“We join with Armenian Americans throughout California and across the United States in thanking Senator Boxer for her leadership in helping to ensure full and formal recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the U.S. government,” said Aram Hamparian, Executive Director of the ANCA. “Allowing Turkey to impose a “gag rule” on the U.S. not only dishonors the victims of the Armenian Genocide, but also sends a very dangerous signal that foreign countries can bribe or bully America into inaction on matters of genocide.”

The ANCA has launched a Call-In campaign to Senator offices in support of the Boxer Letter. This alert, and an accompanying phone script, can be viewed at:


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