December 6, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Michelle Hagopian
tel: 917-428-1918

CONGRESSMAN JOSEPH KENNEDY COSPONSORS HOUSE RESOLUTION 227


Newton, MA — The Armenian National Committee of Massachusetts (ANC-MA) has welcomed first-term Congressman Joseph Kennedy’s (D-MA-4) decision to cosponsor House Resolution 227, the Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Resolution. The bill is a measure to end U.S. complicity in Turkey’s genocide denial campaign and put America back on the side of a truthful and just international resolution of Turkey’s still unpunished crime against the Armenian nation.

ANC of Massachusetts activists Greg Kanarian and John Daghlian joined ANCA Eastern Region Board Member Steve Mesrobian at a November 26, 2013 meeting with Rep. Kennedy. During this meeting they covered a wide variety of topics. Among the subjects covered in these talks were the Congressman’s long family support for the Armenian cause, H.Res.227, the Armenian Orphan Rug issue, the future of Armenian Churches in Turkey, Nagorno Karabakh, and U.S.-Armenia relations — with special attention to increased bilateral trade and investment.

“We are pleased to see Rep. Kennedy supporting House Resolution 227, in the spirit of his family’s noble tradition of supporting the Armenian Cause and consistent with the Massachusetts’ Congressional delegations longstanding backing for the national and democratic aspirations of the Armenian nation,” said ANCA national and regional leader Steve Mesrobian, a local constituent of the Congressman. “We look forward to continuing to work closely with Representative Kennedy and to supporting his work on issues of concern to our community.”

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Photo Caption: Congressman Joseph Kennedy (D-MA-4) with ANC of Massachusetts activists (left to right) John Daghlian, Greg Kanarian and Steve Mesrobian at a district meeting on Nov. 26, 2013 in Newton, Mass.