LAS VEGAS–Friends and supporters of the Armenian National Committee – Political Action Committee (ANC-PAC) came out in large numbers to support a campaign event recently held for Las Vegas area Congresswoman Shelly Berkley (D-NV).
Congresswoman Berkley, a strong supporter of Armenian issues, began serving in the U.S. House of Representatives in January, 1999. The Congresswoman, who is of Greek-American heritage, represents thousands of Armenian Americans living in Nevada’s First Congressional District, which includes Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and unincorporated areas in Clark County.
"Shelly is a great friend," commented Nevada ANC Chairman Ara Shirinian. "For nearly a decade the Armenian American community in Nevada has stood shoulder to shoulder with Shelly. And likewise, she has stood with our community, on the genocide resolution and in making sure Armenia and Nagorno-Karabagh have the political support they need on Capitol Hill. Without a doubt, we plan on working to ensure that Shelly returns to Congress next year," added Shirinian.
Over two dozen Armenian Americans attended the fundraising event, held at the South Pointe Casino in Las Vegas, to mark the Congresswoman’s 57th birthday. ANC-PAC supporters have consistently backed the Congresswoman’s campaign and plans are underway to hold an event in support of her reelection later this year.
The ANC-PAC is a non-partisan federally registered political action committee established to support campaign committees for Members of Congress who share the values of the Armenian American community. The ANC-PAC is at the forefront of efforts to ensure that the voice of the Armenian American community is clearly heard in our nation’s capital. The ANC-PAC continues a century old tradition of Armenian Americans engagement on the public policy issues facing national political leaders, both in the U.S. Congress and the White House. For more information please visit www.ancpac.org.