Wyoming Becomes 45th US State to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

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Cheyenne, WY — In a letter dated April 21, 2017 and addressed to the Armenian National Committee of America Western Region (ANCA-WR), Wyoming Governor Matthew H. Mead has recognized the Armenian Genocide and praised the work of Armenian American grassroots. “The atrocities of both the Armenian and Jewish Holocausts were unimaginable,” reads Governor Mead’s letter, “but it is important for all to remember – history must not repeat itself.” The letter also recalls a meeting with senior ANCA-WR staff earlier this year, when Executive Director Elen Asatryan and Community Development Coordinator Simon Maghakyan visited Cheyenne, adding that “The work of the Armenian National Committee is inspiring.” Referencing the upcoming April 23 commemoration in Denver, Governor Mead concludes his letter with, “My thoughts are with you…
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Colorado Legislature Genocide Ceremonies and ANCA-WR Advocacy Day Set for Apr 26

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On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, community members and activists from across Colorado will join their State Legislature, the Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region (ANCA-WR), and Armenians of Colorado (AOC) in commemorating the 100+2 Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide at the State Capitol in Denver. On the same day, the ANCA-WR will host its 2017 CO Advocacy Day, which will include meeting opportunities with state legislators and events around the capitol. “Colorado’s Armenian American grassroots has become a vital voice in their state’s democratic process, and we need to work together to achieve even more tangible results in the Centennial State,” remarked ANCA-WR Chair Nora Hovsepian. “We look forward to educating Colorado legislators on issues of concern to the Armenian American community, as well as…
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ANCA town hall reenergizes Armenian American community in Arizona

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Phoenix, AZ – On Saturday, April 8, 2017 the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) and ANCA Arizona hosted the ‘ANCA In Your Neighborhood’ Town Hall at the Armenian Center in Phoenix, strategizing for local activism, signing up community members as federal rapid responders, and discussing issues of regional and national importance. “The Armenian community of Arizona has all of the potential to become an even more vibrant voice in the Grand Canyon State’s democratic process, and we look forward to supporting the process of bringing Armenian American issues to the desks of all public officials in state and national offices,” remarked ANCA-WR chair Nora Hovsepian. “The enthusiastic participation in the town hall, as well as the warm reception for the new…
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ANCA-WR and local chapter leadership with endorsed candidate for LAUSD District 6 Imelda Padilla from left: ANCA Sunland-Tujunga Chair Aris Hovasapian, ANCA-WR Executive Director Elen Asatryan, ANCA-WR Board Member Nareg Kitsinian, ANCA-WR Endorsed Candidate for LAUSD D6 Imelda Padilla, ANCA SFV North Chair Kevin Boyadjian, ANCA SFV East Chair Levon Baronian.

ANCA-Western Region and Local Chapters Endorse Imelda Padilla for LAUSD District 6

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Los Angeles, CA – Earlier today, the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR), along with its San Fernando Valley East, San Fernando Valley North and Sunland-Tujunga local chapters announced the endorsement of Imelda Padilla for Los Angeles Unified School District 6. “We are proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Imelda Padilla in her campaign for LAUSD District 6. Just last week, the massive Armenian voter turnout in the Glendale Elections resulted in victories in every race in the city and evidenced what we can accomplish as a community with a united front and strong showing at the ballot box,” stated Elen Asatryan, Executive Director of ANCA-Western Region. “With over 14,000 Armenian-Americans already registered to vote in LAUSD District 6, our community can play…
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ANCA-WR Calls on Armenian Community to Rally for Karo Torossian & Steve Zimmer in May 16 LA Elections

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Los Angeles, CA – On Tuesday, March 7th voters took to the polls and placed ANCA-WR endorsed candidate and current LAUSD Board President Steve Zimmer in first place in his re-election bid for the school board’s district 4 seat. “More than ever before the impact of the Armenian vote may tip the balance of the Board of Education. I have been proud to stand with the community for many years on the most important issues. We share values and we share a commitment to strong public schools. The endorsement of the ANCA Western Region means the world to me and solidifies our long standing relationship.  All of this is on the line in the May 16th general election and I ask the community to vote…
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‘ANCA in Your Neighborhood’ to Visit Phoenix on April 8

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Phoenix, AZ – On Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 1:30PM, the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) and ANCA Arizona will host the next ‘ANCA In Your Neighborhood’ Town Hall at the Armenian Center located at 13043 N. Cave Creek Road in Phoenix. “We look forward to reconnecting with our community in Arizona to discuss ways in which we can translate the large Armenian American presence there into a vital player in the Grand Canyon State’s democratic process,” remarked ANCA-WR Chair Nora Hovsepian. “While Arizona’s Armenian American community has delivered great results, such as establishing an Armenian Genocide memorial on the grounds of their state capitol, there is a lot more work to be done, especially in light of the Azerbaijani dictatorship’s…
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Local Elections, Statewide Advocacy and Genocide Education Among Highlighted Topics at ANCA In Your Neighborhood Townhall in Nevada

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Las Vegas, Nevada – The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) held its latest ‘ANCA in Your Neighborhood’ town hall in Las Vegas on March 12, 2017 with its ANCA Nevada Chapter to discuss regional priorities, local issues, as well as register voters and plan upcoming activities. “The Las Vegas Armenian community has grown exponentially in recent years and is uniquely positioned to effect policy and election results on all level of government.  Working with our local chapter and activists, we look forward to amplifying our community’s collective voice in the state’s democratic process and encourage community members to get involved in the many activities planned for this year,” stated ANCA-WR Executive Director Elen Asatryan. Led by Asatryan, ANCA-WR board member Anahid…
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ANCA Nevada Endorses Stavros S. Anthony for Las Vegas City Ward 4

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Las Vegas, NV – Earlier today, ANCA Nevada announced the endorsement of Councilmember Stavros S. Anthony in his re-election bid for Las Vegas City Council Ward 4. “Councilmember Stavros has a proven track record of understanding and addressing issues important to the Armenian-American community and we are proud to endorse him in his re-election bid,” noted ANCA Nevada Co-Chairs Hera Armenian and Lenna Hovanessian. “Local elections are always determined by a small margin and our community’s vote will play a determining factor on who will represent us. We encourage our community to register and make our collective voice heard at the poll,” they added. “I am honored to be endorsed by the Armenian National Committee of American-Nevada Chapter. The Armenian community is a growing and…
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2017 Primary Elections Bring Sweeping Victories for ANCA-WR Endorsed Candidates

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LOS ANGELES – The Armenian-American community and the Armenian Cause emerged as a winner in the March 7th  Los Angeles primary elections with 100 percent of the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region’s (ANCA-WR) endorsed candidates winning in their respective races for seats in various LA and surrounding city bodies.   “The ANCA-WR extends its congratulations to all our endorsed candidates on their well deserved victories,” stated ANCA-WR Chair Nora Hovsepian.  “As we move forward to ensure a high Armenian voter turnout in the General Elections, we also look forward to using this time to get to know additional candidates that did not qualify for an endorsement in the primaries and guide our community to bring our unified voice to the ballot box,”…
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‘ANCA in Your Neighborhood’ to Visit Las Vegas on March 12

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Las Vegas, NV – True to its grassroots, the Armenian National Committee America-Western Region (ANCA WR) will continue its road trip through the region, now with a stop in Las Vegas, Nevada. On Sunday, March 12, at 1:30PM, ANCA-WR and ANCA Nevada will host the next ‘ANCA In Your Neighborhood’ Town Hall at the St. Garabed Armenian Apostolic Church of Las Vegas, located at 2054 E Desert Inn Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169. “We are excited to reconnect with our strong grassroots in Nevada to discuss both short-term and long-term goals for further empowering the Silver State’s vibrant Armenian American community,” remarked Elen Asatryan, ANCA-WR Executive Director. “Governor Sandoval’s recent cooperation with the brutal dictatorship of Azerbaijan, which entailed issuing a one-sided commemorative certificate is…
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