January 23, 2004

WASHINGTON, DC – Members of Congress will join Armenian American community representatives from across the country in honoring the memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide at the 10th Annual ANCA Capitol Hill Observance of this crime against humanity, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA). The commemorative program will take place on Wednesday, April 28th, at 6:00 p.m., in the historic Cannon Caucus Room.

The ANCA’s Annual Capitol Hill Observance provides Members of Congress the opportunity to commemorate the Armenian Genocide with members of the Armenian American community. Over 50 Members of Congress attended last year’s commemorative program including Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD), Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Representatives Shelley Berkley (D-NV), John Conyers (D-MI), Joseph Crowley (D-NJ), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Bob Filner (D-CA), Rush Holt (D-NJ), Sue Kelly (R-NY), Dale Kildee (D-MI), Mark Kirk (R-IL), James Langevin (D-RI), James McGovern (D-MA), George Radanovich (R-CA), Steve Rothman (D-NJ), Ed Royce (R-CA), Brad Sherman (D-CA), Hilda Solis (D-CA), Adam Schiff (D-CA), John Tierney (D-MA), Stephanie Tubbs-Jones (D-OH), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Diane Watson (D-CA). The highlight of the Observance was the tribute by the ANCA to former Wisconsin Senator Bill Proxmire, who led a tireless 20-year campaign to attain U.S. adoption of the U.N. Genocide Convention.

Joining Armenian Americans and elected officials this year will be survivors of the Armenian Genocide, members of the diplomatic community, and leaders of civil and human rights organizations.

The Armenian National Committee of America Eastern Region, Western Region and Washington headquarters cordially invite community members from across the U.S. to participate in the Capitol Hill Genocide Observance.

For further information, contact the Armenian National Committee of America Washington office at (202) 775-1918 or the Eastern or Western Region headquarters at (617) 923-1918 and (818) 500-1918 respectively.


For Immediate Release
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