ANCA-WR Endorses Dr. Kathie Allen in Upcoming Special Congressional Election in Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah – Earlier today, the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR)  announced its endorsement of Dr. Kathie Allen for United States Congress.  The endorsement comes in the course of Utah’s 3rd district’s special election to replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz who officially resigned from his seat in May. Dr. Allen will face Republican John Curtis and a collection of third-party candidates in the general election on November 7, 2017. “The ANCA-Western Region is proud to endorse the candidacy of Dr. Kathie Allen for US Congress. As a dedicated Armenian-American and granddaughter of Genocide survivors who cares deeply about issues important to all of us, we are confident that Dr. Kathie will continue to serve as a strong advocate for our…
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ANCA-WR and Local Chapters Endorse Gil Cedillo For City Council

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Los Angeles, CA – The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) along with its Hollywood and San Gabriel Valley local chapters have announced their joint endorsement of Gil Cedillo in his re-election race for Los Angeles City Council, District 1. “The decision to endorse Gil Ceddilo was made after representatives from the ANCA Western Region, Hollywood and San Gabriel chapters reviewed his record of advocacy for the Armenian American community and met with the council member to discuss issues important to our respective communities” remarked ANCA-WR Chairperson Nora Hovsepian. Councilmember Cedillo stated, “I am honored to receive the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region’s endorsement. I look forward to continue working with ANCA on issues that are important to the…
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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-Western Region Endorses Kathryn Barger for Supervisor in LA County 5th District

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Los Angeles, CA – Earlier today, the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) announced its endorsement of Kathryn Barger in her bid for Supervisor in Los Angeles County’s Fifth district for the 2016 November General Elections. “After a very productive meeting and frank discussion with Los Angeles County Supervisorial candidate Kathryn Barger, the ANCA Western Region Board of Directors and local chapters within the 5th Supervisorial District came to a unanimous decision to wholeheartedly endorse her. We are confident that Ms. Barger’s solid understanding of and commitment to issues of concern to the Armenian American constituency in the district will form the basis of decisions she will make which affect our constituency, and we are certain that her willingness and readiness to…
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ANCA Western Region Announces Endorsement for Key June 28 Colorado State Primary Elections

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The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region (ANCA-WR) is pleased to announce its support for Rep. Rhonda Fields in the competitive Democratic primary race in state senate district (SD) 29 and for Rep. Cole Wist in the Republican primary race in house district (HD) 37 in the cities of Aurora and Centennial that are home to many of Colorado’s 5,000-strong Armenian community. “The ANCA-WR is proud to endorse the carefully-vetted candidates in Colorado SD 29 and HD 37, who would represent many Armenian Americans and continue fighting for Armenian Genocide recognition and issues of concern to our community in the Colorado legislature,” remarked Executive Director Elen Asatryan. “As part of our ongoing efforts to educate and energize Armenian constituents throughout the Western US, we will…
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ANCA-WR Urges Voter Registration in California

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As the deadline to register to vote for the California Primary Elections approaches, Elen Asatryan, the Executive Director of the Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region issued a letter encouraging voter registration and participation in the Primary Election on June 7. Below is the text of that letter, titled “A forced to be reckoned with…” in reference to a Los Angeles Times article that called the Armenian-American constituency “a force to be reckoned with.” Friends, That subject line says it all. On Friday the LA Times ran a story detailing how the Armenian American vote, led by the ANCA-WR and Hye Votes COULD be key to the 43rd Assembly District race between our highly qualified Ardy Kassakhian and the CCSA backed Laura Friedman, the same…
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ANCA Releases Congressional Endorsements Ahead of CA and NV Primaries

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— Achadjian, Tarkanian Victories Key to Doubling Armenian American Presence in Congress WASHINGTON, DC – The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) released its Senate and House primary endorsements for the states of California and Nevada ahead of the highly anticipated June elections, spotlighting a select group of candidates who have proven track records of support on issues of special concern to Armenian Americans and all friends of Armenia. “The ANCA Western Region would like to thank each of these U.S. Senate and House candidates for their ardent support of Armenian American issues, both in their districts and on Capitol Hill,” said ANCA Western Region Chair Nora Hovsepian, Esq. “ANCA primary endorsements are rare; however, each have shown clear leadership in their support for Armenian…
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ANCA Supporters Strongly Back Congressman Brad Sherman

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Los Angeles, CA – Leaders, friends and supporters of the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) gathered on Sunday, April 10, 2016 to express their full support for Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) at an event held at the home of longtime ANCA supporters Michael and Natalie Mahdesian.  Congressman Sherman, a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has had an enduring, strong and active relationship with the ANCA since he was first elected to Congress in 1997. “The ANCA and our thousands of supporters in California’s San Fernando Valley strongly support Congressman Brad Sherman,” remarked ANCA-Western Region Chair Nora Hovsepian. “Time and again, Congressman Sherman has been a vocal and effective advocate on behalf of our community. Just last week, the Congressman issued a…
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ANCA WR Congratulates Anthony Rendon on Elections as Next Speaker

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LOS ANGELES — Earlier today, the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) extended a heartfelt congratulations to Assemblymember Anthony Rendon for his election as the next Speaker of the California State Assembly.  In her letter to Rendon, ANCA WR Chair Nora Hovsepian stated, “The Assembly is privileged to have such a strong, progressive, and innovative advocate as you. In your first two terms in office, you have demonstrated your ability to engage the grassroots and gain the confidence of your colleagues in the State Assembly, justifiably earning your position as the next Speaker.” “As the largest and most influential Armenian-American grassroots advocacy organization in the Western United States, the work of the ANCA-WR is no less challenging this year, as we continue…
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ANCA Western Region Endorses Anthony Portantino for California State Senate

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LOS ANGELES, CA – Early this morning, the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) along with its local chapters in Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Crescenta Valley, Hollywood, San Gabriel Valley, and Sunland-Tujunga announced its endorsement Anthony Portantino for California’s 25th State Senate District. “The ANCA WR is proud to lend its full and complete support behind Anthony Portantino’s campaign for the CA State Senate as he’s been a staunch advocate of our Cause and a true friend of our community since his early days on the La Canada Flintridge City Council,”  stated ANCA WR Chair Nora Hovsepian.  “Our decision was based on Anthony’s strong track record of serving the needs of our communities and productively working with the ANCA regional and local chapters…
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