Armenian National Committee of America
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Washington, DC 20036
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October 29, 2010
Contact: Elizabeth S. Chouldjian
Tel: (202) 775-1918

ANCA Endorses Deval Patrick for Governor and Steve Grossman for
Treasurer in Massachusetts Elections

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA)
announced its endorsements of Governor Deval Patrick for Governor and
Steve Grossman for Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Gov. Patrick has been an outspoken supporter of Armenian issues and
has committed himself to the recognition of the Armenian Genocide
while Grossman has committed himself to promoting trade between
Massachusetts and Armenia if elected.

Governor Patrick's support was instrumental in overcoming opposition
and moving forward with the planned Armenian Heritage Park for the
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, where he joined His Holiness Karekin
II, Catholicos of All Armenians, Armenian-American citizens and City
and Commonwealth officials to celebrate the ground-breaking on
September 9th of this year. "He has been an outspoken supporter of
the recognition of the Armenian Genocide and has been a good friend to
our community," stated ANCA Massachusetts activist Ara Nazarian.

Governor Patrick has served on numerous charitable and corporate
boards, as well as the Federal Election Reform Commission under
Presidents Carter and Ford, and as Vice Chair of the Massachusetts
Judicial Nominating Council by appointment of Governor Weld.

In regards to Grossman, Nazarian explained, `When the Anti Defamation
League was confronted with its lobbying against the Armenian Genocide
resolution in Congress, Steve was one of the highest profile members
of the Jewish community who publicly called ADL President Abe Foxman
to account and demanded that the organization reverse its
unconscionable position.' In a statement to the ANCA, Grossman pledged
to continue the fight to end the ADL's genocide denial and to use the
`bully pulpit' of the treasurer's office to press Congress to pass the
genocide resolution.

Steve Grossman is Chairman of Grossman Marketing Group in Somerville,
a leading figure in numerous charitable organizations, and a long-time
political activist. He has served as the chairman of the Democratic
National Committee and the Massachusetts Democratic Party.

From: A. Papazian