ENCINO–The West Valley Chapter of the Armenian National Committee volunteered at the Democratic Headquarters in the San Fernando Valley in preparation for the November 7 elections. Headed by ANC West Valley Chapter Chairman Nishan Bostanian and Secretary Nareg Kitsinian, the ANC in participation with 20 Armenian Youth Federation members assisted the Democratic Party in phone banking on two consecutive days. Specifically, the Democratic Party had requested the ANC West Valley Chapters’ participation in phone banking and door-to-door canvassing days before the election. The ANC volunteers were instrumental in the "Get Out the Vote" campaign because each was able to speak Armenian and English with fellow Armenia’s of the San Fernando Valley and encourage them to vote on Election Day. The volunteers also took the opportunity to educate the registered voters on the Democratic platform and how each candidate stood on Armenian issues. In a sign of solidarity with the Armenian Community, the volunteers were paid special visits while volunteering by Congressman Brad Sherman, Senator Richard Alarcon and Assemblyman Lloyde Levine who each took the time to speak to the ANC and AYF volunteers about the electoral process and the importance of grassroots organizations like the ANC.