Hamparian: Support David Krikorian

David Krikorian’s fundraising deadline is just days away.

On June 30, the Krikorian campaign will report how much he’s raised to face U.S. Representative Jean Schmidt, the genocide-denying darling of the Turkish lobby.

Armenian American financial support this week will show David’s financial strength, help keep others out of this southern Ohio Democratic primary, and leverage the national party into pouring its own resources into this race after the primary.

Which brings me to my three reasons for sending your secure online donation today to David’s campaign for the U.S. Congress (www.actblue.com/page/citizensforkrikorian):

1) David is a great Armenian American.
David’s a proud son of the Armenian American community. He’s the past chairman of the Armenian National Committee (ANC) of Ohio, a devoted family man, and a self-made business owner who’s given back to his community.

2) Jean Schmidt has got to go.
Jean Schmidt is a tireless enemy of Armenian issues and an equally energetic apologist for Turkey’s sins (see her lay a wreath at Ataturk’s tomb). She’s even filed an official complaint against David for speaking honestly about how she’s taken tens of thousands of dollars from Armenian Genocide deniers.

3) David is going to win.
The race to defeat the highly vulnerable Schmidt, who squeaked by in 2008 with the lowest percentage of any Member of Congress, has already been picked by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as one of their top eight races for 2010. Polling shows David, who received the highest percentage of any independent last cycle, as the top candidate to take her seat.

David’s perfectly positioned to win as a conservative Democrat who is in sync with his local party, has proven appeal among Independents, and enjoys crossover support among Republicans.

This is our chance, our “perfect storm” to beat a genocide denier and send a powerful new Armenian American voice to Congress. So please take a moment to send your secure online donation today. Whether you send $20, $200, or $2,000, every dollar you send before the June 30 deadline will make a vital difference.

It is worth noting that beating Schmidt would be crucial even if David weren’t running. With David in the race, this is our community’s top priority for the 2010 elections. So please send your secure online donation to David’s campaign by the June 30th deadline by visiting www.actblue.com/page/citizensforkrikorian.

If you’d rather not give online, please make your check out to Krikorian for Congress and send it to:

Krikorian For Congress
“Citizens for Krikorian” Initiative
P.O. Box 43372
Cincinnati, OH 45243


Aram Hamparian

Aram Hamparian is the Executive Director of the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

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