-ANC Activists From New York and New Jersey Meet with Partnership Specialist

June 5, 2009

New York, NY- Leaders of the Armenian National Committees of New York and New Jersey organized an inaugural census meeting to engage and prepare Armenian Americans for the 2010 United States Census.

Local leaders met with Partnership Specialist Ryan Kim to discuss opportunities to educate and motivate the Armenian American communities of New Jersey and New York to be active in participating in the 2010 Census. In the coming weeks, the ANCA Eastern Region will look to team up with other community leaders of various Armenian organizations to create a Complete Count Committee (CCC), which will be responsible for developing and implementing a plan to ensure that Armenians make their voices heard in 2010.

“I am excited by this wonderful opportunity to mobilize our community and get counted so we can leverage future resources,” commented ANC of NJ Chair Kim Arzoumanian.

The U.S. Census is fast, easy, and safe. Conducted every ten years, census data are used to distribute Congressional seats to states, to make decisions about what community services to provide, and to distribute $300 billion in federal funds to local, state and tribal governments each year.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming active to promote Armenian American participation in the 2010 U.S. Census, please email


Photo Caption: Left to Right ANC of NJ Chair Kim Arzoumanian, ANCA ER Director Karine Birazian, U.S. Census Partnership Specialist Ryan Kim, ANC of NY Chair Raffi Mahserdjian, and ER Board Member Justin Kaladjian

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Karine Birazian
Email / Tel: (917) 428-1918
Armenian National Committee of America
Eastern Region
122 W 27th St, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10001
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