SACRAMENTO—On Monday, December 3 California’s new leadership took office. With 39 new Assembly Members and 1 new Senator being sworn in, this new group of elected officials may remain in Sacramento until 2024. As the new and the old took their oath, ANCA-Western Region activists were there to congratulate them and educate them on the issues concerning the growing Armenian-American Community in California.
ANCA-WR Board Co-Chair Nora Hovsepian, Board member Zareh Sinanyan, and local San Francisco activist, Arshak Kerelian traveled to Sacramento to take the time to meet with legislators on their first day in Sacramento, “The Capitol was swarming with people as various groups came to participate in the inaugural ceremonies,” said Western Region Co-Chair, Nora Hovsepian, “it was very rewarding to meet with so many legislators and see how energized they were to take on the new challenges the State faces and to see their enthusiasm to work closely with the Armenian-American community through the ANCA-WR.”
Among those that the ANCA-WR team met with were Assembly Members Adrin Nazarian, Scott Wilk, Edwin Chau, Chris Holden, Ian Calderon, Richard Bloom, Cristina Garcia, and Reggie Jones-Sawyer. The Western Region team is encouraged to see that California is off to a good start. The ANCA-WR has confidence that the state legislature will be able to face new challenges with comprehensive and effective methods and will proudly represent the Armenian-American community in California.
The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots advocacy organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the Western United States and affiliated organizations around the country, the ANCA-WR advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.