Pallone Breaking Down Barriers to Expanded U.S.-Artsakh Ties

ANCA-Backed “U.S.-Artsakh Travel and Communication Resolution” Encourages US-Artsakh Visits and Dialogue at All Levels; Endorses Royce-Engel Proposals to Strengthen Cease-Fire

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressional Armenian Caucus founding Co-Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) today called on his Congressional colleagues to break down artificial barriers to unrestricted travel and open communication between the United States and Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh), with the introduction of the U.S.-Artsakh Travel and Communication Resolution, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).
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ANCA Backers Start 2018 by Sending Over 15,000 Targeted Emails To Capitol Hill

Rapid Responders Deliver Pro-Armenian Messages with Speed and Impact

WASHINGTON—Pro-Armenian activists from Alaska and Arizona to Maine and Montana responded to an Armenian National Committee of America action alert last week by sending over 15,000 messages to federal officials on Capitol Hill in support of the Armenian American policy priorities.
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MEP Louis Michel raises the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh youth isolation and OSCE investigative mechanism to Federica Mogherini and EU Commission

Brussels, 12 January 2018

The European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) welcomes the initiative taken by the Belgian MEP Louis Michel (ALDE), to address two written questions to the European Commission and the High Representative Federica Mogherini, raising the issue of the extension of the Erasmus+ program to students from Nagorno-Karabakh/Artsakh, as well as the implementation of investigative mechanism on the line of contact between Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan.
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ANCA Outlines 2018 Advocacy Priorities

Cross-Platform Policy Presentation Calls for Grassroots Action at anca.org/2018

WASHINGTON—The Armenian National Committee of America shared its 2018 Armenian American policy priorities in an in-depth video presentation featuring “asks” of the U.S. government regarding a secure Artsakh Republic, a just resolution of the Armenian Genocide, and stronger U.S.-Armenia economic, political and military ties.

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Long-Time Armenian Issues Advocate Ed Royce to Retire from Congress

WASHINGTON—The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a long-time advocate for Armenian issues in Congress Ed Royce (R-Calif.) announced on Monday that he will not seek re-election this year.

“In this final year of my Foreign Affairs Committee chairmanship, I want to focus fully on the urgent threats facing our nation, including: the brutal, corrupt and dangerous regimes in Pyongyang and Tehran, Vladimir Putin’s continued efforts to weaponize information to fracture western democracies, and growing terrorist threats in Africa and Central Asia,” Royce said in a statement Monday.
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ANCA-WR Endorses Kevin de León for U.S. Senate

GLENDALE—The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region announced this week its endorsement of California Senate Pro-Tem Kevin de León for U.S. Senate. De León, a Democrat from California is challenging Dianne Feinstein, who has held the position since 1992.

De León announced his bid in mid-October when he kicked off a rally at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College with numerous supporters.
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Two Toronto Men Involved in Pro-Erdogan Brawl Still Not Apprehended

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January 3, 2018

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Ottawa — Two Toronto men of Turkish origin, Ahmet Dereci and Mahmut Sami Ellialti, who were charged with assault for attacking peaceful anti-Erdogan protesters in Washington DC last summer, have not yet been arrested, reported the Toronto Star in an article published on December 29, 2017.
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World Union of Jewish Students Recognise the Armenian Genocide

[PICTURE: Outgoing Chairman of the WUJS, Yos Tarshish (left) pictured with Jewish-Australian activist, Ariel Zohar]

ISRAEL: The World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) has formally recognised the Armenian Genocide at its 44th World Congress in Israel, after a Jewish-Australian advocate, Ariel Zohar was among the key speakers for the motion, reported the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU).
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