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October 19, 2016 in Annual Gala, News

ANCA-WR Gala Gathers Over 1,000 Supporters of the Armenian Cause

LOS ANGELES—On Sunday, October 16, a stellar gathering of more than 1,000 supporters that included over 80 local, state, and federal elected officials from the Western United States, community leaders, and Academic Award-winning director Terry George and his team from the upcoming film “The Promise,” celebrated Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region’s (ANCA-WR) accomplishments and honored Congressman Brad Sherman, California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, the late Varoujan Koundakjian, California State Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, Coach Steve Kerr and the Kerr Family, and German Parliament Member Cem Ozdemir and the German Bundestag. A special recognition and presentation was also made to and by filmmakers of the newly-completed Armenian Genocide-era film, “The Promise,” which included a short clip from the film with behind-the-scenes footage compiled especially…

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October 14, 2016 in News

ANCA-Western Region Issues Preliminary General Election Endorsements for California

YOUR VOICE MATTERS THIS NOVEMBER 8 LOS ANGELES – Just in time for all those across the Golden State who will receive their vote by mail ballots this week, the Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region (ANCA-WR) today released its extensive list of endorsed candidates running in California’s Statewide General Election set for November 8. These endorsements, based on a broad array of pro-Armenian policy considerations, include: California State Senate Scott Wiener (D-11) Scott Wilk (R-21) Anthony Portantino (D-25) Ricardo Lara (D-33) California State Assembly Mark Levine (D-10) Mae Torlakson (D-14) Catherine Baker (R-16) Kansen Chu (D-17) Jim Patterson (R-23) Joaquin Arambula (D-31) Raul Bocanegra (D-39) Chris Holden (D-41) Ardashes “Ardy” Kassakhian (D-43) Matt Dababneh (D-45) Adrin Nazarian (D-46) Cheryl Brown (D-47) Richard Bloom (D-50)…

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October 6, 2016 in News

Denver, Colorado Recognizes Artsakh in Proclamation on Armenian Independence

Denver, Colorado – Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock has officially proclaimed September 21, 2016 as “Armenian Independence Day” for the “the Armenian homeland of Armenia and Artsakh,” reports the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR). “Denver’s celebration of the Armenian homeland and recognition of Artsakh’s ongoing struggle against aggression is a testament to the firm dedication of Armenian American grassroots in the Mile High City and the State of Colorado to raise awareness about human rights issues, including Azerbaijan’s April 2016 anti-Armenian war crimes,” remarked ANCA-WR Executive Director Elen Asatryan. “We thank the Hancock administration for their unwavering support of universal human rights, including recognizing Artsakh’s independence and ongoing struggle to preserve its ancient Christian heritage and protect its freedom-loving indigenous Armenian population against…

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