WASHINGTON, D.C. – Armenian American leaders and activists from across the United States attended the Armenian Assembly of America’s 2019 National Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. this week, and secured immediate results following meetings on Capitol Hill.
As an immediate result from the meetings, Congressmen David Schweikert (R-AZ) and Paul Gosar (R-AZ) joined the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues.
“The Armenian Assembly of America appreciates all of our members and activists who took time from their busy schedules to travel to Washington, D.C. and join us for our Advocacy Day on the Hill. With many more results to come, we are encouraged to welcome Congressmen Schweikert and Gosar on the Armenia Caucus so quickly following our meetings,” Armenian Assembly Executive Director Bryan Ardouny stated.
“We would like to thank the efforts of our Arizona delegation, especially Kirk, Zhanet, Armen, and Shoushana Kaprelian, who have helped us year round in our efforts to engage more with elected officials in Arizona,” Ardouny added.
In addition, Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-MA) co-sponsored H.Res.296, which affirms the United States’ record on the Armenian Genocide, and Congressmen Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Mark Takano (D-CA) co-sponsored H.Res.452, applauding the recent free, fair, and transparent parliamentary elections and peaceful transfer of power in Armenia, as well as reaffirming the critical importance of the United States-Armenia partnership after meetings with Assembly activists.
Established in 1972, the Armenian Assembly of America is the largest Washington-based nationwide organization promoting public understanding and awareness of Armenian issues. The Assembly is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt membership organization.