Updated: Sep 13, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter to the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly), Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) celebrated Armenia’s commitment to democracy and thanked Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) for bolstering U.S.-Armenia relations.
Rep. Raskin stated: “…I join you in spirit to celebrate Armenia’s remarkable political transition and commitment to democracy. I would also like to join you in recognizing my sensational and ubiquitous colleague, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, who has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to solidifying democracy in Armenia and to strengthening relations between our two countries.”
“As co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, Congresswoman Speier has been a fierce advocate for humanitarian assistance to Armenia and Artsakh and has highlighted the importance of strong U.S.-Armenia relations. She has also worked to educate the world about Armenia’s history in an effort to prevent future atrocities,” he 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.
“I am grateful for Congresswoman Speier’s leadership and her work to bolder the U.S. Armenia partnership,” Rep. Raskin said
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.