10.21.10

Schiff Receives A+ Grade from the ANCA for Work on Behalf of Armenian-Americans

Washington, DC – The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) awarded Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) with an A+ grade in recognition of his ongoing efforts on the full range of issues important to his Armenian-American constituents.

"The Armenian National Committee of America, along with Armenian Americans from throughout Southern California and across our great nation, commend Rep. Adam Schiff for his hard work in fighting for the broad range of human rights, humanitarian, and foreign policy issues of special concern to the Armenian American community," said ANCA Chairman Kenneth V. Hachikian. 

"I am proud to represent a large and vibrant Armenian community, which has so enriched our nation in every field of endeavor,” Rep. Schiff said. "As a friend of the Armenian community, I will continue working hard to pursue recognition for the 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide, as well was policies to ensure a better life for the Armenian people in our communities and throughout the world."

Schiff is the lead sponsor of the Armenian Genocide Resolution, H. Res. 252, and has led Congressional efforts to recognize the genocide and to press successive administrations to do the same. 

Rep. Schiff also pioneered the Armenian Genocide Congressional Record Project, part of an ongoing effort to parallel H. Res. 252. Rep. Schiff continues to encourage survivors of the Genocide and their families from throughout the country to participate in the project by sending in the stories of what happened to their family during the Genocide to Mary Hovagimian in his Pasadena office at mary.hovagimian@mail.house.gov.
 

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