“Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Act” Making its Rounds on Capitol
Hill and in the Community
By: Joseph Kazazian
The Armenian National Committee of America- Western Region (ANCA-WR)
has been hard at work discussing and promoting the new, groundbreaking
Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Act (H.Res. 227). As a result,
Armenian-Americans across the country have been calling on their
members of congress to join in support of H.Res 227. The Resolution,
Introduced by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Rep. David Valadao (R-CA), Rep.
Michael Grimm (R-NY), and Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), calls on
President Barack Obama to shed light on the United States record on
the Armenian Genocide.
This new resolution, unlike previous resolutions, asks for the Obama
Administration to acknowledge the United States record of the first
genocide of the 20th century, as a precursor to fostering better
Turkish-Armenian Relations. The resolution also highlights the past
record of statements on the Armenian Genocide dating back all the way
to the Wilson Administration. H.Res 227 already has a growing list of
co-sponsors, because it calls on working towards lasting and durable
Armenian-Turkish relations with the full and just recognition of the
Armenian Genocide by Turkey.
“It’s a different approach to the age old question,” said ANCA WR
Executive Director Elen Asatryan. “There needs to be a just
acknowledgement of the Armenian Genocide by the Obama Administration.
Without a clear and just resolution to the Mass murder of 1.5 million
Armenians, a lasting peace between the Turkish and Armenian people is
The ANCA-WR asks that you contact your member of Congress, and urge
them to support H.Res 227. For more information, please visit
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