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U.S. Senator Ed Markey Congratulates Rep. Jackie Speier, 2019 Recipient of AAA's Deukmejian Award

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter to the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly), U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) applauded Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) for receiving the Assembly’s Deukmejian Award for Public Service.

“As you gather for the Armenian Assembly of America’s 2019 National Advocacy Conference and Gala, it is my distinct honor and gives me tremendous pride to extend a heartfelt and well-deserved congratulations to my colleague and dear friend, Congresswoman Jackie Speier. Jackie embodies and epitomizes the values we all hold so dear – she is a fighter, a survivor and a tireless advocate for truth and justice. There is no one more deserving of being honored by the Armenian Assembly with the Deukmejian Award for Public Service,” Senator Markey stated.

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.

“Jackie is a legislative force on so many critical issues facing our country. The Armenian community is truly lucky to be able to call her a friend and fellow Armenian. We are so fortunate to have such an amazing ally in the House fighting every day to deepen the longstanding friendship between the United States and Armenia, properly recognize the Armenian Genocide and for every issue critical to Armenian Americans and Armenians all over the globe,” he added.

“As a staunch supporter of Armenian issues, I look forward to continuing our work together to advance our shared values and serve as a shining example for others to emulate,” Senator Markey 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.


NR#: 2019-045

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