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Telethon 2014 Renews Push to Connect Northern Armenia and Karabagh

NEW YORK—Armenia Fund USA recently announced the start of the telethon campaign season leading up to the Thanksgiving Day live broadcast. It’s the time of year when donors worldwide show their support for vital initiatives aimed at making Armenia and Nagorno-Karabagh good places to live, work, [more...]

October 28, 2014 // 11 Comments


ANCA Announces 2014 Congressional Grades and Endorsements

Throws Community’s Electoral Support Behind U.S. House and Senate Candidates with Proven Track Records on Armenian-American Issues WASHINGTON—The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) this week released its 2014 Congressional grades and endorsements, throwing the Armenian-American [more...]

October 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

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Spotlight on 2014 Congressional Races in Eastern US

SENATE Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) – ANCA Rating: A+ Sen. Ed Markey Sen. Markey has been a leading force on issues of concern to the Armenian-American community in Massachusetts and throughout the nation since first being elected to Congress in 1976. After 19 terms in the House of Representatives, [more...]

October 27, 2014 // 1 Comment

(Clockwise from top) Allan Fung, Nellie Gorbea, Scott Avedisian, Steve McLaughlin, John McDonald, and Katherine Kazarian

Spotlight on Rhode Island State and Local Elections

The following state and local candidates have distinguished themselves on issues of importance to the Rhode Island Armenian community. These candidates have demonstrated continued support for Armenian Genocide recognition and the right to self-determination of Nagorno-Karabagh. They have attended a [more...]

October 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

His Eminence Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, Prelate of Aleppo (photo by Tom Vartabedian)

Prelate of Aleppo Visits North America

WATERTOWN, Mass. (A.W.)—His Eminence Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, Prelate of Aleppo, has been meeting with members of the Armenian communities across the U.S., to brief on the Syrian crisis and the Syrian Armenian community, and to raise funds for relief efforts. Archbishop Sarkissian arrived in [more...]

October 24, 2014 // 2 Comments

Armenian Orphan Rug is viewed inside the White House September, 1984, by activists looking to preserve its identity. From left, U. S. Senator Carl Levin (D-Michigan), Dr. H. Martin Deranian, Worcester historian, and Set Momjian, former ambassador to the United Nations. The rug was woven by Armenian orphans and presented to President Calvin Coolidge Dec. 2, 1925.

White House to Display Orphan Rug at November Exhibit

WASHINGTON (A.W.)—The White House announced it would display the Ghazir rug, also known as the Armenian Orphan Rug, as part of an exhibit titled, “Thank You to the United States: Three Gifts to Presidents in Gratitude for American Generosity Abroad,” that will be held at the White House [more...]

October 16, 2014 // 8 Comments

President Calvin Coolidge pictured standing on the rug with Near East Relief Vice-Chairman, Dr. John Finley. Source: Barton, Story of Near East Relief, 362. Courtesy: The Missak Kelechian Collection. As published in "President Calvin Coolidge and the Armenian Orphan Rug," by Dr. Hagop Martin Deranian.

White House Set to Announce Display of Armenian Orphan Rug

WASHINGTON—Sources close to the Obama Administration report that, after months of Congressional and community pressure, the White House is set to announce the display of the Armenian Orphan Rug, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA). ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian [more...]

October 15, 2014 // 14 Comments


Armenia Joins Eurasian Economic Union Despite Hurdles, Objections

MINSK, Belarus (A.W.)—Armenia signed documents of accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) on Oct. 10, joining Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan in the union, more than a year after first announcing intentions to join. Armenia signed documents of accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) [more...]

October 13, 2014 // 32 Comments

ANCA-Western Region leaders held a productive dialogue with the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relation Committee, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) during his visit to Los Angeles earlier this week.

ANCA Leaders Consult with Menendez and Royce on Crisis in Syria and Iraq

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) recently held consultations with the chairmen of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee on a broad range of Armenian American policy priorities, including the welfare of Armenian communities [more...]

October 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

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