WASHINGTON, DC – The multi-platinum band System of a Down this week distributed an internet link to the television news coverage of their September 27th pro-Armenian Genocide recognition rally outside the Batavia, Illinois office of Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R-IL), reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).
The rally was organized by System of a Down in cooperation with the ANCA, the Armenian Youth Federation, and Axis of Justice. Over two hundred people, including a large contingent of Armenians from the Chicago area, called on the Speaker to honor the pledge he made five years ago to schedule a vote on Armenian Genocide legislation. On September 15th, the House International Relations Committee overwhelmingly approved two pieces of legislation recognizing the Armenian Genocide. Following the Committee’s action, the decision to bring this legislation to a vote on the House floor or, alternatively, to block its progress, rests in the hands of the House Speaker.
Click here to watch the local news coverage of this event on ABC, FOX, and WB.
Click here to watch “Dennis, Do the Right Thing,” a two-minute video of the rally directed by the Soudjian Brothers and produced by Treaty of Sevres Films.
The weblink for “Dennis, Do the Right Thing” was produced by the firm of Sarkissian Mason and is hosted on www.theforgotten.org, the leading multi-media educational website about the Armenian Genocide.
To learn more about Treaty of Sevres Films, visit http://www.tosfilms.com