The Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) is pleased to welcome Representative Dan Kildee (D-MI) to the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues. An Assembly delegation met with Rep. Kildee last month and discussed issues of concern to Armenian American constituents living in Michigan’s 5th Congressional District. Assembly Executive Director Bryan Ardouny, Michigan raised Western Region Director Mihran Toumanian, and Grassroot and Development Associate Mariam Khaloyan were joined by the Assembly’s Michigan State Director John Jamian. St. John Armenian Church of Greater Detroit Pastor Very Rev. Fr. Aren Jebejian, and members of the Armenian American Community. Rep. Kildee is also a committed supporter of religious freedom in the Middle East. In the 114th Congress, he co-sponsored H. Res. 279, which urged “respect for freedom of expression and human rights in Turkey,” as well as H. Con. Res 75, which designated “the atrocities perpetrated by ISIL against religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria” as “war crimes”, crimes against humanity, and genocide.”
“On behalf of Armenian Americans in Michigan, we thank Rep. Dan Kildee for his dedication to and support of U.S-Armenia relations, as well as for joining the Armenian Caucus following our insightful meeting,” Fr. Jebejian said.