WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter to the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly), Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) applauded Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) impressive record in Congress and for receiving the Assembly’s Deukmejian Award for Public Service.
“As her colleague on the Congressional Armenia Caucus, I have been fortunate to have a front seat at Congresswoman Speier’s tireless advocacy supporting US-Armenia relations. During her ten years in Congress, Congresswoman Speier has led the charge to reaffirm the United States’ recognition of the Armenian Genocide, and pushed for aid funding for Armenia. Just this year Congresswoman Speier was successful in providing Armenia with an additional $40 million in democracy aid funding. I am pleased to see her fervent advocacy be recognized,” Rep. Pingree stated.
Congresswoman Speier was honored for her exemplary work in the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as her leadership, dedication, and passionate support of Armenia and Artsakh. Armenian American leaders and activists throughout the United States attended the Gala in Washington, D.C., which was part of the Armenian Assembly of America’s 2019 National Advocacy Conference.
“In addition to her critical work on issues important to the Armenian American community, Congresswoman Speier has also been a strong and passionate leader for women’s rights. From her efforts to end the epidemic of sexual assault in the military and on college campuses, to closing the gender pay gap, the Congresswoman has been a powerful champion for women during our time in Congress,” she added.
The full letter is available at bit.ly/pingree2019
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.