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    Mar 2004

    ARMENPAC 91st Armenian Genocide Commemoration a Success

    ARMENPAC, The Armenian-American Political Action Committee
    421 E. Airport Freeway, Suite 201
    Irving, Texas 75220
    Contact: Jason P. Capizzi, Esq.
    Tel: (972) 635-5347
    E-mail: [email protected]
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    Officials' Remarks Posted at WWW.ARMENPAC.ORG

    Irving, TX - On Sunday, April 23, 2006, despite the rainy weather, nearly
    one thousand activists gathered in New York City to commemorate the 91st
    anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. This event, which was cosponsored by
    ARMENPAC, the Knights of Vartan, the Armenian Assembly of America and the
    Armenian General Benevolent Union, was the only pan-Armenian Genocide
    Commemoration program that received the full support of the Congressional
    Caucus on Armenian Issues.

    Numerous diplomats and dignitaries attended this pan-Armenian Genocide
    Commemoration program in New York City, which included remarks from a number
    of prominent political, religious and community leaders. ARMENPAC Co-Chair
    Annie Totah received a standing ovation following her heartfelt remarks
    calling for stronger efforts to unify the Armenian-American community in
    order to accomplish what is in the best interests of Armenia, Nagorno
    Karabakh, and the worldwide Armenian Diaspora. The Executive Directors of
    the Armenian Assembly of America and the Armenian National Committee of
    America were also featured speakers during the program.

    Members of the United States Congress that participated in this pan-Armenian
    Genocide Commemoration program included Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)
    and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), as well as Representatives Anthony D. Weiner
    (D-NY), Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY). Also featured
    in this program were remarks from prominent state elected officials,
    including New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine, New Jersey Assemblywoman Joan
    M. Voss (D-LD 38) and New York State Comptroller Alan G. Hevesi. The
    speeches of these elected officials reflected a high level of dedication and
    support for the Armenian cause and the Armenian community.

    "The fact that so many elected officials supported and participated in this
    pan-Armenian Genocide Commemoration program outside of our nation's capitol
    is a testament to the growing support of the pan-Armenian-American community
    and its issues, as well as the clout which ARMENPAC has amassed among
    decision makers within and beyond the Washington, D.C. beltway," said
    ARMENPAC Co-Chair Edgar Hagopian.

    Many of the speakers' presentations highlighted the current legislative
    initiatives pending in the United States Congress that relate to Armenia;
    namely the Affirmation of the United States Record on the Armenian Genocide
    Resolutions (H.Res.316 and S.Res.320) and the South Caucasus Integration and
    Open Railroads Act (H.R.3361 and S.2461). Especially engaging were the
    remarks made by New Jersey Assemblywoman Joan M. Voss (D-LD 38), who is a
    former history teacher that taught her students about the fact of the
    Armenian Genocide before it was a part of the State's curriculum.
    Assemblywoman Voss is a leader in the New Jersey Legislature on
    Armenian-related issues and has continually introduced resolutions in the
    State Assembly to commemorate the Genocide. It is important to note that
    New Jersey occupies a leading "best practices" position on Genocide
    education nationally, which is directly attributable to Assemblywoman Voss'
    efforts as Vice-Chair of the Education Committee in the New Jersey State

    A number of high-level elected officials who were not able to attend this
    pan-Armenian Genocide Commemoration program, issued letters expressing their
    support of the event and the genocide issue, including: Senators George
    Allan (R-VA), Norm Coleman (R-MN), Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), Frank
    Lautenberg (D-NJ), Carl Levin (D-MI) and Paul Sarbanes (D-MD), as well as
    Representatives Scott Garrett (R-NJ), Mike Ferguson (R-NJ), Robert Andrews
    (D-NJ), Steven Rothman (D-NJ), Rush Holt (D-NJ) and Joseph Crowley (D-NY),
    in addition to former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Proclamations
    in support of this pan-Armenian event and the Armenian Genocide were also
    issued by New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine, New York Governor George
    Pataki and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. These statements, as well
    as video clips of the elected officials' remarks, can be viewed on the
    ARMENPAC website at

    "The pan-Armenian Genocide Commemoration program in New York City truly
    highlighted the impact of the Armenian Genocide, and the importance of its
    recognition, not only to Armenians within the Diaspora, but also to the
    citizens of the United States. Unfortunately, despite foreign and domestic
    political initiatives supporting the Armenian Genocide, United States
    President George W. Bush yet again failed to honor his campaign promise to
    appropriately recognize the Armenian Genocide in his annual remarks on April
    24," said ARMENPAC Co-Chair Annie Totah. "With time, the Armenian cause
    will prevail, and the governments of the United States, as well as Turkey,
    will appropriately recognize the Armenian Genocide. However, until that day
    comes, we must continue to advocate for recognition as one
    pan-Armenian-American community unified in strength and purpose."

    ARMENPAC is an independent, bipartisan political action committee with a
    nationwide membership. ARMENPAC raises awareness of, and advocates for,
    policies that help create peace, security and stability in the Caucasus
    region. ARMENPAC provides financial support to federal officeholders,
    candidates, political action committees and organizations that actively
    support issues of importance to Armenian-Americans. For more information
    and how to join ARMENPAC, please call (877) 286-1046 or visit our website.


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    Join Date
    Jun 2006

    Armenian Genocide Commemoration a Success

    it is very strange!

    why do you think of genocide and even commomoration as a success?

    are you happy hat you were killed? and then commomorate it and qualify it as a success..

    do you think that the world cares about it?

    do not become the tool of the diplomacy of certian nations!! do not loose your dignity!!

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