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Assembly Briefings Scheduled for West Coast Cities Ahead of Spring 2024 Advocacy Summit



Washington, D.C. - The Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) will hold a series of community briefings in multiple cities in the Western Region this month - including March 10 in Scottsdale, Arizona, March 14 in Burbank, California, March 17 in San Diego, California, and March 20 in San Francisco, California - ahead of the Spring 2024 Advocacy Summit, which will take place on Tuesday, April 16, and Wednesday, April 17, where participants from across the country will gather in Washington, D.C. to advocate for pro-Armenian issues on Capitol Hill.


The community briefings will provide updates on Armenian-related advocacy issues and offer ways to take action and get involved as grassroots activists. In addition, the briefings will highlight the importance of advocacy efforts for the Armenian people and provide more information about the Summit and available scholarships for college students that will help cover travel and accommodations.


Briefing details and registration forms:


Scottsdale, Arizona

Date: 

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Time: 

12:30 pm

Location: 

St. Apkar Armenian Church

8849 East Cholla St.

Scottsdale, Arizona 85260

Register here


Los Angeles, California

Date: 

Thursday, March 14, 2024 

Time: 

7 pm

Location: 

Western Diocese Headquarters

Hampar Room

3325 North Glenoaks Blvd.

Burbank, CA 91504

Register here


San Diego, California

Date: 

Sunday, March 17 

Time: 

12:30 pm After Divine Liturgy 

Location: 

St. Sarkis Armenian Church

13925 El Camino Real

San Diego, CA 92130

Register here


San Francisco, California

Date: 

Wednesday, March 20

Time: 

8 pm after Lenten Service

Location: 

St. John Armenian Church

275 Olympia Way

San Francisco, CA 94131

Register here


"The Assembly's community briefings on the West Coast will provide important information to our advocates as we prepare for the Assembly's Spring 2024 Advocacy Summit, which is an impactful way for Members of Congress to be informed about issues critical to the Armenian people, and to connect Armenian Americans with their elected officials and congressional staff," said Assembly Executive Director Bryan Ardouny. "The Summit follows the Assembly's successful Fall 2023 Advocacy Summit, where over 300 in-person meetings took place, and where Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), announced he was introducing legislation to provide humanitarian assistance to Armenians in Artsakh and prevent additional U.S. assistance to Azerbaijan."


The two-day Summit will include an advocacy briefing and training, as well as a welcome reception the evening of April 16. The next morning, the Assembly will host a breakfast and Hill Day overview, followed by meetings with Members of Congress on Capitol Hill. The Summit will coincide with the Armenian Genocide Commemoration on Capitol Hill, which will take place on Wednesday evening, April 17, where elected officials will share remarks and pay homage to the 1.5 million Armenians massacred during the first genocide of the 20th century.


Please register here for the Advocacy Summit 2024, which is free and open to the public.

Please register to ensure meeting slots with Members of Congress for Hill Day.


Established in 1972, the Armenian Assembly of America is the largest Washington-based nationwide organization promoting public understanding and awareness of Armenian issues. The Assembly is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt membership organization.


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NR# 2024-09


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