WASHINGTON–Having surpassed the 200 cosponsor mark just days before, support for the Armenian Genocide Resolution reached 209 Friday, reported the Armenian National Committee of America. The latest representatives hail from New York, Texas, Guam, Arizona, and Florida.
On Wednesday, June 27, the ANCA is encouraging everyone to participate in a national call-in day to Members of Congress urging support for passage of the Armenian Genocide Resolution (H.Res.106). For more information, visit the ANCA Website ‘s www.anca.org.
Introduced on January 30th by Rep. Adam Schiff and spearheaded by Rep. George Radanovich (R-CA), Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Joe Knollenberg (R-MI), Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI), the Armenian Genocide resolution calls upon the President to ensure that the foreign policy of the United States reflects appropriate understanding and sensitivity concerning issues related to human rights, ethnic cleansing, and genocide documented in the United States record relating to the Armenian Genocide. A similar resolution in the Senate (S.Res.106), introduced by Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) currently has 31 cosponsors, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (D-NY).