Updated: Sep 13, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter to the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly), the bipartisan leadership of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, Representatives Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Adam Schiff (D-CA), and Peter King (R-NY) applauded Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) and commended the Assembly’s nonpartisan advocacy.
“We would like to start by congratulating our colleague, Co-Chair of the Congressional Armenian Caucus, Congresswoman Jackie Speier from California for receiving the Public Service Award for her exemplary leadership and long-standing support of Armenian issues. Her support of a democratic Armenia aligns with America’s fundamental values, as well as the Assembly’s mission,” stated the Armenian Caucus leaders.
Congresswoman Speier was honored for her exemplary work in the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as her leadership, dedication, and passionate support of Armenia and Artsakh. Armenian American leaders and activists throughout the United States attended the Gala in Washington, D.C., which was part of the Armenian Assembly of America’s 2019 National Advocacy Conference.
“Since it was first created more than 45 years ago, the Armenian Assembly has been at the forefront of promoting public understanding and awareness of Armenian American issues. This includes fostering civil society and supporting democracy in Armenia and Artsakh and advancing universal affirmation of the Armenian Genocide. The Assembly has also been influential in calling for increased assistance to Armenia and Artsakh and urging much-needed relief to Christian communities at risk in the Middle East. Your voice is powerful and as the Co-Chairs and Vice Chairs of the Congressional Armenian Caucus, we commend the Armenian Assembly for its nonpartisan advocacy and successes over these many years, especially in strengthening the relationship between the United States and Armenia,” they added.
“As leaders of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues and strong supporters of the Armenian American community, we look forward to continuing our special relationship to advance our shared values.”
The full letter is available here.
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.