Publicizes Obama Demonstration and Encourages Participation in National Day of Prayer on April 24
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Kim Kardashian posted a blog note and sent a “tweet” to 7.2 million of her fans on April 21 urging the U.S. government to recognize the Armenian Genocide and encouraging her fans to join the “Resurrection and Recognition: National Day of Prayer” on April 24.
Kardashian’s tweet amplifies voices from across America calling on the president to honor his pledge to properly commemorate the Armenian Genocide, notably Grammy Award-winning artist, System of a Down frontman, and human rights leader Serj Tankian.
“We applaud Kim Kardashian for calling on our government to recognize the Armenian Genocide. Americans of good conscience are committed to ending the cycle of genocide, and to do that, we have to start by calling evil by its name. That’s why we will be demonstrating during President Obama’s visit to California in support of a truthful and just resolution of this crime,” said Andrew Kzirian, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Western Region. The Armenian Genocide Task Force organized a community-wide demonstration on April 21 at the president’s fundraiser in Culver City, Calif.
Kardashian’s tweet was clear and concise: “It’s time to recognize the Armenian Genocide.”
This is not the first time Kardashian has called on the U.S. government to recognize the Armenian Genocide. In 2010, she called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to schedule a vote on H.Res.252, the Armenian Genocide Resolution. In that message, she said, “It’s time for America to speak openly and honestly about this horrible crime against humanity, and the only way this will happen is if WE speak up first.”
Kardashian’s blogpost can be found here.
Kardashian’s tweet can be found at: http://twitter.com/#!/kimkardashian.