Recently, five members joined the Congressional Caucus on Armenian issues thanks to the diligent work of the Armenian Assembly.
Since its establishment in 1972, the non-partisan Armenian Assembly has been promoting Armenian and Armenian issues to the governing bodies of the United States. Many elected officials knew very little about the Armenian community in America and it was through their neighbors, the planned and continued efforts and activities of the Armenian Assembly, public awareness flourished and Armenian issues re-started to be discussed officially. The Armenian Assembly with a large qualified staff in Washington, D.C has accomplished a lot. The Armenian Assembly has offices and representatives in various states, particularly in California, and in other 30 states across the country. It also has offices in Armenia and Artsakh to create more contacts with officials.
The Armenian Caucus was established in 1995 and now has 117 congressional members who work together for Armenia and Armenian affairs.
Recently, the Armenian Assembly had many meetings with Congress people and their office staff to continue spreading news related to Armenian affairs, Armenia and Artsakh.
Last month five new bi-partisan members added their names to the Armenian Caucus membership. They were: Ken Buck (R-CO), Joe Kennedy III (D-MA), Grace Men (D-NY), Ruben Gallegos (D-AZ), and Anthony Brown (D-MD). We like to thank these new members for joining the Armenian Caucus, co-chaired by Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), Rep. David Trott (R-MI), and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL).
The work does not end here. There are several other gatherings to take place about continued aggression by Azerbaijan, the Sumgait Issue and others.
Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation goes to the Armenian Assembly Board of Directors and staff for their dedication and continued alertness, also for their efforts in enlarging the list of the Armenian Caucus.