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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Congratulates Rep. Jackie Speier for Receiving AAA’s Deukmejian Award

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter to the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly), Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) applauded Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) and expressed deep gratitude to the Assembly.

“It is a joy to join you in celebrating my friend and colleague, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, as she receives the Deukmejian Award for Public Service: a wonderful tribute to an iconic leader of our beloved state of California!” Speaker Pelosi told the Assembly.

“Congresswoman Speier has been a persistent, effective champion of the United States-Armenian relationship for decades, and her leadership has been critical in forging ever-stronger ties between our governments and people,” she added.

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.

“Please accept my deep gratitude to the Armenian Assembly for your tireless efforts to strengthen the bonds between the United States and the Republic of Armenia. Since its inception, the Assembly has been a critical partner in our shared mission to promote public awareness of important issues for the Armenian American community. Your leadership has shined a powerful light on the priorities of the Armenian American community and has engaged diverse and dynamic communities across the country to advocate for progress,” Speaker Pelosi stated.

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.


NR#: 2019-040

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