LOS ANGELES–Armenia’s for Obama, a nationwide movement supporting the presidential campaign of Illinois Senator Barack Obama, capped off its pre-election day efforts yesterday evening with a round of recorded calls reaching tens of thousands likely Democratic voters across twenty-four states holding presidential selection events today.
The calls urged voters to cast their ballots for Senator Obama on the basis of his solid track record on Armenian American issues, his strong and comprehensive statement on Armenian American concerns, and his willingness to challenge a Washington, DC status quo on Armenian issues that has, for far too long, rested upon the immoral foundation of U.S. complicity in Turkeys denial of the Armenian Genocide. Among the key points raised in the call were:
* Senator Obama’s pledge to recognize the Armenian Genocide as president.
* Senator Obama’s condemnation of the Turkish and Azeri blockades
* Senator Obama’s defense of self-determination for Karabakh.
Armenia’s for Obama turns its attention today to get-out-the-vote efforts to encourage Armenian Americans to go to the polls in record numbers.
In the days and weeks since the launch of Armenia’s for Obama, as part of a growing national tide of support for Barack Obama, Armenian Americans have represented a strong and vibrant constituency–in California, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Connecticut, and throughout the country–in support of the Illinois legislator’s campaign to bring real change to Washington, DC.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Samantha Power, a senior advisor to Barack Obama, has posted a 5-minute online video message supporting his campaign. Former U.S. Ambassador to Armenia, John Marshall Evans, has announced his endorsement of the Obama campaign, as has Henry Morgenthau, III, the distinguished gran’son of U.S. Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire during the Armenian Genocide.
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