Grassroots Activists from Across U.S. to Gather March 22-23 for Anti-Genocide Advocacy Campaign on Capitol Hill

February 23, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC – The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) has teamed up with the Genocide Intervention Network (GI-Net) for an intensive two-day advocacy campaign on Capitol Hill on March 22nd and 23rd to encourage decisive Congressional action to help end the cycle of genocide.

The program, titled the “End the Cycle of Genocide: Grassroots Capitol Campaign,” will begin with a special breakfast briefing on the morning of March 22nd followed by two full days of Congressional visits to encourage U.S. action to stop the Genocide in Darfur, the adoption of the Armenian Genocide resolution (H.Res.106), and the strengthening of U.S. resolve to act against all instances of genocide.

Activists will be able to share their experiences, exchange ideas, communicate with Members of Congress, and add new connections to the growing national anti-genocide coalition at a special Capitol Hill reception on the evening of Thursday, March 22nd.

“The Grassroots Capitol Campaign is a great opportunity for genocide prevention activists to demand decisive U.S. action in ending forever the cycle of genocide,” said Genocide Intervention Network Executive Director Mark Hanis. “Together we will take our powerful anti-genocide message to the halls of Congress and make a real difference.”

“We are looking forward to cooperating with our friends at the Genocide Intervention Network in helping to empower activists – from all backgrounds – to build the anti-genocide constituency into a powerful force that demands and delivers moral clarity and decisive action by our government against all genocides – past and present,” said ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian.

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