ER adds Congressmen John Barrow (D-GA-12), Dave Camp (R-MI-4),
Randy Kuhl (R-NY-29), Joseph Pitts (R-PA-16),
Bennie Thompson (D-MS-2), and Tim Walberg (R-MI-7)

June 20, 2007

New York, NY- In efforts to gain additional support for the Armenian Genocide Resolution, H Res. 106, ANCA activists throughout the Eastern Region continue to increase Congressional cosponsorship. The ANCA-ER office is mobilizing ANCA chapters throughout the eastern United States, motivating them to take part in the process.

With recent meetings with Congressmen Pitts and Walberg, the ANCA ER as joined with the Western Region’s Project Outreach WEstern Region (POWER) and has launched its POWER initiative: Project Outreach Waves the Eastern Region.

The 6 recent ER additions, that brings the total number of cosponsors to over 200, with close to two-thirds representing the Eastern Region. “Armenians throughout the region are coming in continuous waves. Every day we have new activists calling their Representatives urging them to sign on the legislation,” commented Karine Birazian, ANCA-ER Executive Director. ANCA activists throughout the region have also setup dozens of meetings with their representatives to discuss issues of concern to the Armenian community.

In conjunction with the POWER initiative in the West Coast, the recent outreach throughout the Eastern Region has significantly added to support of H. Res 106, as well as motivating them to become more on Armenian issues, as well as stop the ongoing genocide in Darfur. The ANCA-ER has over 16 chapters, including activists in hundreds of Congressional districts. The recent expansion of ANCA activism in North Carolina, as well as part of Ohio, Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida had show the recent influx of the POWER initiative in the Eastern Region.

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, he ANCA actively advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.


For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Karine Birazian
Email / Tel: (917) 428-1918
Armenian National Committee of America
Eastern Region
PO Box 1066, New York, NY 10040
Tel. (917) 428-1918 * Fax. (718) 478-4073 * Email. ancaer@anca.org
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