Updated: Sep 13, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter to the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly), Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) congratulated Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) and expressed deep gratitude to the Assembly.
“Please accept my warmest greetings as you gather for the Armenian Assembly of America’s Advocacy Conference and Gala. I am grateful for the opportunity to express my admiration for the outstanding work of the Armenian Assembly of America and tonight’s honoree on this wonderful occasion,” Senator Schumer told the Armenian Assembly.
“First, I would like to applaud the Armenian Assembly of America for their tireless efforts and advocacy in striving to deepen the relations between the United States and the Republic of Armenia. Since 1972, the Armenian Assembly of America has been a cornerstone for sustaining public awareness of Armenian issues. It is my belief that some of Armenia’s impressive improvements, including the development of democratic institutions and adaptation of a free-market economy, can be attributed to the remarkable advocacy work from organizations such as the Armenian Assembly of America,” said Senator Schumer.
“Additionally, I would like to spotlight this year’s honoree: Co-Chair of the Congressional Armenian Caucus and recipient of the Deukmejian Award for Public Service, Congresswoman Jackie Speier. I am proud to acknowledge Congresswoman Speier for her dedicated and passionate work in the Armenian community and for her commitment to strengthening United States and Armenia relations,” he added.
Congresswoman Speier was honored for her exemplary work in the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as her leadership 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 I entered public service, I have been a staunch supporter of Armenian issues. Every year in April, I stand with my Armenian friends to commemorate the Armenian genocide and urge for its proper recognition. I proudly represent countless New York Armenian-Americans in the United States Senate and salute their contributions not only to our great state but also to the United States of America,” Senator Schumer continued.
“Thank you for your commitment and dedication in promoting democracy and representing the interests of Armenian-Americans. It is my hope that the Armenian Assembly of America will continue these efforts for many years to come,” he concluded.
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.