Assembly, AGBU, Western Diocese Host Event for Rep. Pallone 6/26

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July 7, 2004
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Assembly, AGBU, Western Diocese Host Event for Rep. Pallone

Photograph available on the Assembly’s Web site at the following link:

Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues Co-Chair Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ)
briefed more than 75 Los Angeles-area supporters on several pertinent
community issues, including a bill that would extend permanent normal trade
relations (PNTR) to Armenia, during a June 26 breakfast held in his honor.
During the event hosted by the Armenian Assembly of America, the Armenian
General Benevolent Union (AGBU), and the Western Diocese of the Armenian
Church of America, Pallone also discussed the Nagorno Karabakh peace process
and attributed the recent victory in maintaining military parity to Armenia
and Azerbaijan to the hard work and tenacity of community activists.

Pallone also hailed the “spirit of cooperation” displayed by event
organizers and urged the community to remain united in future endeavors.
The event, at the AGBU Center in Pasadena, attracted several community
leaders including CA State Assemblywoman Carol Liu, Glendale City Councilman
Frank Quinterro, and Pasadena Police Chief Bernard Melekian.

Pictured L to R: Assembly Board of Directors Member Lisa Kalustian, His
Eminence Hovnan Derderian, Primate of the Western Diocese, Congressman Frank
Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), AGBU Southern California District Committee Chairman
Vahe Imasdounian and Assembly Western Office Chairman Richard Mushegain.

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