-- ANCA Builds Support for Armenian Genocide Resolution H.Res. 106 and A.Res.106

April 5, 2007

Los Angeles, CA – The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) continues in its efforts to build and increase support for H. Res. 106 and S. Res. 106, the Armenian Genocide Resolutions. Dubbed “Project Outreach Western Region – POWER”, the ANCA office has been mobilizing ANC chapters and Armenian American communities throughout the western United States. The first phase of POWER demonstrated outreach to Armenian American communities in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Montana and the Greater San Diego area. As more Congressmen joined on as cosponsors to H. Res. 106 and S. Res. 106 as a result of POWER, local ANC chapters across the region have continued to attend district office meetings while advocating for U.S. Congressional recognition of the Armenian Genocide.

The ANCA-WR continues to work with ANC activists in Alaska, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Texas, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico and is currently in the process of reaching out to elected representatives in other states as well.

Since March 1, 2007, Rep. Brian Baird (WA-3), Rep. Brian Bilbray (CA-50), Rep. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-7), Rep. Gary Miller (CA-42), Rep. John Salazar (CO-3), Rep. Duncan Hunter (CA-52) and Rep. Al Green (TX-9) have joined on as cosponsors to H. Res. 106 from the Western Region of the United States. Congressman Adam Schiff (CA-29) introduced H. Res. 106 on January 30, 2007.

Since the introduction of S. Res. 106 on March 14, 2007, Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Wayne Allard (CO), Senator Barbara Boxer (CA), Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA) and most recently Senator Sam Brownback (KS) have joined on as cosponsors of this resolution. Senator Richard Durbin (IL) introduced S. Res. 106. The Senators from the Western Region constitute 5 of the 38 total seats in the Western Region of the United States.

Stay tuned for the next POWER update.

The Armenian National Committee of America 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.


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