ANCA Over 65 Sen/House Members to Cohost CapHill Genocide Observance

Armenian National Committee of America
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March 18, 2004
Contact: Elizabeth S. Chouldjian
Tel: (202) 775-1918


WASHINGTON, DC – A growing bipartisan list of over 65 Senate and
House members – including several key Committee leaders – have
joined the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) in co-
hosting the tenth annual Armenian Genocide Observance on Capitol
Hill. The event will take place at the historic Cannon Caucus room
on Wednesday, April 28th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

The Senate co-hosts include Finance Committee Chairman Charles
Grassley (R-IA), Government Affairs Committee Chairwoman Susan
Collins (R-ME), Agriculture Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-MS),
Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (R-PA), Armed
Services Committee Ranking Democrat Carl Levin (D-MI), as well as
Senators George Allen (R-VA), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Elizabeth Dole
(R-NC), John Ensign (R-NV), Tim Johnson (D-SD), Barbara Mikulski
(D-MD), and Jack Reed (D-RI).

In the House, co-hosts include Congressional Genocide Resolution
lead cosponsors George Radanovich (R-CA), Adam Schiff (D-CA), and
Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and
Joe Knollenberg (R-MI) as well as House Financial Services
Committee Ranking Democrat Barney Frank (D-MA) and Representatives
Robert Andrews (D-NJ), Gresham Barrett (R-SC), Shelley Berkley (D-
NV), Howard Berman (D-CA), Michael Bilirakis (R-FL), Benjamin
Cardin (D-MD), Dennis Cardoza (D-CA), Jerry Costello (D-IL), Joseph
Crowley (D-NY), Vernon Ehlers (R-MI), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Anna
Eshoo (D-CA), Chaka Fattah (D-PA), Mike Ferguson (R-NJ), Bob Filner
(D-CA), Mark Foley (R-FL), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Maurice Hinchey
(D-NY), Rush Holt (D-NJ), Michael Honda (D-CA), Steve Israel (D-
NY), Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), Gerald Kleczka (D-WI), Dennis Kucinich
(D-OH), Barbara Lee (D-CA), William Lipinski (D-IL), Zoe Lofgren
(D-CA), John Lewis (D-GA), Edward Markey (D-MA), Jim McDermott (D-
WA), James McGovern (D-MA), Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Richard Neal
(D-MA), Devin Nunes (R-CA), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Steven Rothman
(D-NJ), Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), H. James Saxton (R-NJ), Christopher
Shays (R-CT), Mark Souder (R-IN), John Sweeney (R-NY), Bennie
Thompson (D-MS), John Tierney (D-MA), Christopher Van Hollen (D-
MD), Henry Waxman (D-CA), Anthony Weiner (D-NY), Joe Wilson (R-SC),
Frank Wolf (R-VA), and Lynn Woolsey (D-CA).

“We are pleased to see so many legislators from across the nation
joining together with the Armenian American community in this
solemn remembrance,” said ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian.
“Armenian Americans value their principled support and appreciate
their commitment to ensuring that the lessons of the Armenian
Genocide are used to prevent future crimes against humanity.”

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. This year, the ANCA
will be honoring New York Times Best Selling Author Peter Balakian,
who, over the past decade, has emerged as an exceptionally
powerful, eloquent, and effective voice against Armenian Genocide
denial, most recently through the publication of “The Burning
Tigris,” his landmark study of the U.S. humanitarian response to
the Armenian Genocide.

Joining Armenian Americans and elected officials at the observance
will be survivors of the Armenian Genocide, members of the
diplomatic community, and leaders of civil and human rights

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