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The Assembly's D.C. Summit "Advocate for Artsakh" Sept. 25-26

Updated: Sep 26, 2023

Washington, D.C. - The dire conditions in Artsakh, wherein Azerbaijan's immoral and illegal blockade of the Lachin Corridor continues into its tenth month causing a man-made humanitarian crisis, will take centerstage during the 2023 Advocacy Summit, "Advocate for Artsakh," sponsored by the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly), and co-sponsored by the Armenian American Health Professionals Organization (AAHPO), Armenian Bar Association, Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), Armenian International Women's Association (AIWA), Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA), Armenia Tree Project (ATP), Erebuni Armenian School, Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR), HALO Trust, Knights of Vartan (KoV), March for Martyrs, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), Paros Foundation, Philos Project, Tekeyan Cultural Association of US and Canada (TCA), Armenian Catholic Eparchy, Armenian Evangelical Union, Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Western), Eastern Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church, with more to join, in Washington, D.C. from September 25-26, 2023. Advocates from across the country will once again work together to hold important meetings with Members of Congress and continue to sound the alarm on the deepening crisis in Artsakh, the ongoing attacks against the Armenian people, and the specter of a second Armenian Genocide. In addition to the meetings on Capitol Hill, panel discussions will take place, along with an evening Tribute honoring former U.S. Secretary of the Navy Paul Ignatius at the Willard Hotel. "The Assembly's upcoming Advocacy Summit will build on the recent hearing on Artsakh by the Congressional Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission where Co-Chair Chris Smith, former International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Ocampo, and human rights scholar David Phillips demanded Aliyev be held accountable for his genocidal intent by illegally blockading the Lachin Corridor," stated Assembly Executive Director Bryan Ardouny. "This blockade continues to deprive the Armenian people of essential supplies, from medication to food and more. The Advocacy Summit will bring this man-made humanitarian crisis into further focus with advocates expecting and demanding action from their elected officials," Ardouny added. Register now to participate in the Assembly's 2023 Advocacy Summit. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mary Jo Bazarian Murray, Director of Development and Membership.

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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