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Sen. Kamala Harris Congratulates Rep. Jackie Speier for Leadership in Strengthening US-AM relations

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

Underscores the Importance of Recognizing the Armenian Genocide

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter to the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly), U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) applauded Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) on her work to strengthen bilateral relations between the United States and Armenia.

“It is a great joy that I join the Armenian Assembly’s 2019 National Advocacy Conference in congratulating my colleague Congresswoman Jackie Speier for her enduring commitment and support for the Armenian American community and U.S.-Armenian relations,” Senator Harris said.

“Jackie and I also understand the importance of recognizing the Armenian Genocide. I am proud to be an original cosponsor of Senate Resolution 150, which ensures that American foreign policy appropriately reflects and acknowledges the horrors of the Armenian genocide. When it comes to crimes against humanity, we can never be silent – we must always speak uncomfortable truths about the past, lest we repeat it.”

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 also commend Jackie for her leadership in securing robust aid to help protect free and fair elections, the rule of law, and good governance across Armenia. Her efforts represent a powerful bipartisan consensus in Congress to affirm our shared democratic values with the people of Armenia. I am certain that with Jackie’s continued leadership in Congress, we will only strengthen U.S.-Armenian relations moving forward and continue building a better future for our children and ourselves,” Senator Harris added.

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#: 2019-043

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