SYRACUSE, NY — Congressman Dan Maffei recommitted his support to Armenian-American issues at a district meeting in Syracuse, NY organized by the Armenian National Committee of America Eastern Region. Constituents attending the meeting included ANCA activists Edward Koolakian, Dr. Paul Kardjian, Zarm Taft, Debbie DeSocio, Donna Coyle and Carol Mikaelian Columbus who were all joined by ANCA Eastern Region Executive Director Garo Manjikian.
“It was a pleasure to hear the Congressman speak about why he is supporting our issues,” said Manjikian. “As a first year Congressman it was important for Rep Maffei to meet with the Armenian-American community
Constituents shared stories of how their families restarted their lives in Syracuse after escaping the Ottoman Empire. Topics discussed during the meeting included the importance of U.S. recognition of the Armenian Genocide, foreign aid to Armenia, and the security of Nagorno-Karabakh. “We thank U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei for cosponsoring the Armenian Genocide Resolution and for his support for ongoing U.S. aid to Armenia and Karabakh,” said Taft.
Congressman Maffei, who is serving his first term in Congress, is one of the 147 cosponsors of the Armenian Genocide Resolution, H.Res. 252 that passed in the House Foreign Affairs Committee with a vote of 23-22 on March 4th.