ARF Issues Announcement on Artsakh Vote
Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
Armenian Revolutionary Federation
GLENDALE–Upon the passage of a resolution recognizing Artsakh’s
independence by the California State Senate on Wednesday, the Armenian
Revolutionary Federation Western US Central Committee on Wednesday
issued an announcement welcoming the measure.
Below is the text of the announcement.
Today’s vote by the California State Senate to recognize the
independence and self-determination of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
is a decisive and historic move by the State, which is home to the
largest Armenian community outside of Armenia.
The Armenian Revolutionary Federation Western US Central Committee
welcomes this bold and groundbreaking move, which is a testament to
not only the hard work of the Armenian-American community, but also
the cognizance of public officials in the State of California about
the right to self-determination of all peoples.
This vote is critically important now, given Azerbaijan’s heavy-handed
war rhetoric and its most recent violations of the cease fire
agreement, as well as the efforts of the Turkish and Azerbaijani
lobbies to sabotage this effort.
This vote further reaffirms the very basic tenets of the liberation
struggle being waged by our people and should embolden the entire
Armenian Nation to continue its pursuit of justice and complete
As we celebrate this collective victory, we salute all of our ANCA
activists who for years passionately and systematically worked for the
realization of this goal.