By Karina Demirciyan
the Armenian Assembly of America’s Terjenian-Thomas summer interns had the
opportunity to meet with Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) to discuss her role in
Congress and her activism on Armenia and other issues. Eshoo is member of the
Congressional Armenian Caucus and is the founder and co-chair of the Caucus on
Religious Minorities in the Middle East.
In fact, last
week she joined Reps. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Jeff Denham (R-CA) in issuing
a joint statement calling on the White House to direct US aid to persecuted
Christians. Haig Hengen, government affairs intern at the Armenian Assembly of
America recently commented on the joint statement and the lawmakers’ effort in
this regard. “The US has the ability to protect these people, but do we have
the will to do so?” he asked.
Congresswoman Eshoo is an advocate for environmental and energy security. She
serves as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Communications and
Technology on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Her views on
environmental issues were eye-opening and gave me greater respect for the world
we live in.