GLENDALE–Over 100 supporters and friends gathered at the home of Alec and Dr. Alenoush Baghdasaryan last Wednesday evening to help raise funds for the Armenian National Committee of Glendale (ANCG). All 12 ANCG endorsed candidates were also on hand to meet members of the community and answer questions. Those in attendance took advantage of the opportunity to mingle with the candidates and ask them questions. In return–the candidates had an opportunity to discuss their platforms and visions for the city without worrying about a 30 second warning from a moderator.
"Our organization’s strength is in our grassroots activism and support network. We have a strong–hardworking board that is constantly working for the Armenian–American community–but without supporters like the Baghdasaryans–who opened their home to us–and the over 100 people who attended the event–we would never be able to get as much done as we currently do," remarked ANCG Treasurer George Garikian.
The ANCG is a grassroots lobbying organization dedicated to informing and educating the Armenian–American community and representing the community’s interest in the City of Glendale. Funds raised at the March 2 event will be used to pay for the ANCG current "Get Out The Vote" campaign and voter education show. Some proceeds will also be used to assist ANCG endorsed candidates in their election bids. The ANCG endorsed candidates are: Larry Miller–Ara Najarian–Anahid Oshagan and Bob Yousefian for City Council; Ardashes Kassakhian for City Clerk; Greg Krikorian–Nayiri Nahabedian–and Chuck Sambar for School Board; Anita Gabrielian–Armine Hacopian–and Victor King for College Board; and Ronald Borucki for City Treasurer.