New York, NY- ANC activists from both New Jersey and New York came together for the opening of the new office space of the Armenian National Committee of America, Eastern Region (ANCA-ER) in Manhattan.
“This is an excellent opportunity for the ANCA-ER to continue to build and strengthen its activities throughout the region,” commented ANCA Eastern Region Chairman Dikran Kaligian. “Following the recent success of our first annual Eastern Region banquet, our presence in New York City will add greatly to our efforts to advance the Armenian cause.”
The office, which is located at 122 W. 27th Street will be occupied by ANCA ER Executive Director Karine Birazian, with the anticipation that activists from the NY & NJ area will be volunteering their time on various projects overseen by the region. The office will also act as a launching pad for a series of small lectures, which chapter members of the NY & NJ ANC’s will be able to attend.
“This is a wonderful addition to the great success the ANCA has had this past year. The new office space will be a launching pad for the organization to have a regular presence in NYC,” commented Birazian.
With over 16 chapters encompassing over thirty states, the ANCA – Eastern Region covers areas with longstanding Armenian communities, as well as other areas that do not. During the past year, the ANCA-ER has had opportunities to meet with new activists in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and other areas, as well as meet new activists in Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Delaware.
The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots political organization. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters and supporters throughout the United States and affiliated organizations around the world, the ANCA actively advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.
Photo #1: ANCA ER Executive Director Karine Birazian (sitting) surrounded by ANC of NY and NJ activists Raffi Mahserdjian, Antranig Kasbarian, Doug Geogerian, Isabel Ohanian, and Justin Kalajian
Photo #2: ANCA ER Executive Director Karine Birazian updating activists on current activities pursued by the region