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Over 40 House Members Introduce ‘Truth and Justice’ Resolution, Call for Genocide Recognition

Rep. Adam Schiff introducing the Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Resolution. WASHINGTON—Today, Reps. Robert Dold (R-Ill.), Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), David Valadao (R-Calif.), and Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), along with 40 other members of the House of Representatives, introduced the Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Resolution. This bipartisan resolution calls upon President Barack Obama to work toward … Continue reading

Port of Oakland Refuses to Renew Gephardt Contract

LOS ANGELES – In yet another setback to Dick Gephardt – a former U.S. legislator turned lobbyist for Turkey – the Port of Oakland will not be renewing its six-figure lobbying contract with Gephardt Government Affairs, according to the Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region’s Bay Area chapter. Former House Democratic Majority Leader Dick Gephardt … Continue reading

100 LIVES Initiative Launched in New York

NEW YORK (A.W.) – The launch of an initiative entitled 100 LIVES was announced on March 10 in New York. The project will celebrate those who saved Armenians during the genocide, and support individuals and organizations that keep the legacy of gratitude alive. The initiative is led by a group of Diasporan Armenians including the … Continue reading

George Clooney joins ‪Armenian Genocide‬ centennial efforts

Leaders in the Armenian diaspora, preparing to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, have collaborated with Hollywood celebrities and human rights advocates to create a prize to be awarded annually to those who put themselves at risk to ensure that others survive, The New York Timesreports. The humanitarian prize, to be announced on … Continue reading

Armenian Youth Stage ‘Die-in’ on ‘Zero Discrimination Day’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Armenian activists staged a “die-in” demonstration on March 1, to raise awareness about the Armenian Genocide. The protest action was held in front of the Staples Center in L.A., where Los Angeles Lakers fans had gathered for a game. Sixty activists, members of the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) -Western Region, took … Continue reading