ANCA The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) is the grassroots advocacy organization representing the views and values of our nation's citizens of Armenian heritage.

Serving the cause of Armenian Liberty since the 1890s. The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) is the grassroots advocacy organization representing the views and values of our nation's Armenian American community. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters and supporters throughout the United States, the ANCA actively advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.

Serving the cause of Armenian Liberty since the 1890s. The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) is the grassroots advocacy organization representing the views and values of our nation's Armenian American community. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters and supporters throughout the United States, the ANCA actively advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.

Operating as usual

10/29/2021

#SeriousQuestion: Aside from Turkey, how many (if any) countries hang banners of their dictators on the walls of their Washington, DC embassies?

#WorstAllyEver #NoJetsForTurkey

Three points:1) The map in this new U.S. Embassy Yerevan video excludes Artsakh - a political message.2) It also ignores...
10/29/2021

Three points:

1) The map in this new U.S. Embassy Yerevan video excludes Artsakh - a political message.

2) It also ignores the fact - known by most Armenian American school children and documented by the U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian - that U.S. recognition of the Republic of Armenia dates back to April of 1920 - meaning that we are today marking 101 years since the start of bilateral relations #USARM101 not 30 years #USARM30.

3) Our U.S. Embassy Yerevan gets the Armenian flag bracelet wrong.

#FAIL

Three points:

1) The map in this new U.S. Embassy Yerevan video excludes Artsakh - a political message.

2) It also ignores the fact - known by most Armenian American school children and documented by the U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian - that U.S. recognition of the Republic of Armenia dates back to April of 1920 - meaning that we are today marking 101 years since the start of bilateral relations #USARM101 not 30 years #USARM30.

3) Our U.S. Embassy Yerevan gets the Armenian flag bracelet wrong.

#FAIL

#NoJetsForTurkey: A coalition of ethnic, faith-based, and civic groups representing Americans from across the nation are...
10/29/2021
Coalition Calls on Congress to Block U.S. F-16 Sales to Turkey - Armenian National Committee of America

#NoJetsForTurkey: A coalition of ethnic, faith-based, and civic groups representing Americans from across the nation are calling on Senate leaders – and working with U.S. Representatives – to enforce U.S. sanctions on Turkey and block Erdogan’s request to purchase 40 F-16 fighters and 80 F-16 modernization kits.

In a recent letter to Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Armed Services Committee Chairmen and Ranking Members Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Jack Reed (D-RI), Jim Risch (R-ID), and Jim Inhofe (R-OK), representatives of the Hellenic American Leadership Council, Armenian National Committee of America, American Friends of Kurdistan, Hindu American Foundation, and Middle East Forum shared their concerns about “national security risks posed to the United States by Turkey’s dramatic turn away from the Western alliance and our norms of democracy and the rule of law.”

Read the full story: https://anca.org/press-release/coalition-calls-on-congress-to-block-u-s-f-16-sales-to-turkey/

WASHINGTON, DC – A coalition of ethnic, faith-based, and civic groups representing Americans from across the nation are calling on Senate leaders – and working with U.S. Representatives – to enforce U.S. sanctions on Turkey and block Erdogan’s request to purchase 40 F-16 fighters and 80 F-16...

10/28/2021

Interested in a career in policy, politics, or media (or know someone who is)?

ANCA Programs Director Alex Manoukian shows how the ANCA Hovig Apo Saghdejian Capital Gateway Program can help kickstart your job search in Washington, DC with a wide range of practical tools, including:

-- Professional seminars on resumes and cover letters, Linked-In profiles, and interviewing skills.

-- A dedicated mentor who shares your professional interests and ambitions.

-- Connections to a network of Armenian American professionals at events and with ANCA contacts across a broad array of policy fields.

-- Free housing for qualified applicants in the Aramian House, the ANCA’s landmark eight-bedroom property in the heart of our nation’s capital.

To learn more or apply, visit anca.org/gateway

Application deadline for Winter '22 session: November 15, 2021
Start date for Winter, '22 session: January 10, 2022

ANCA Grassroots Power: Hundreds of community leaders and grassroots advocates from throughout the eastern United States ...
10/28/2021
ANCA Eastern Region celebrates 15th annual gala in Philadelphia

ANCA Grassroots Power: Hundreds of community leaders and grassroots advocates from throughout the eastern United States gathered together at the 15th annual ANCA Eastern Region gala on last Saturday in Philadelphia to celebrate the year’s progress and honor those whose work significantly impacts the Armenian Cause.

"We need to stay unwavering and steadfast in our commitment. I urge you to join us in doing whatever we have in our power to help amplify our voices to members of the US government to call for a stop to Azerbaijani and Turkish aggression, stopping military aid to Azerbaijan, sanctioning Turkey and Azerbaijan for their war crimes against the Armenian nation and increasing recognition of Artsakh,” said ANCA National board member and ANCA-ER board chair Ani Tchaghlasian.

Full coverage in The Armenian Weekly https://armenianweekly.com/2021/10/27/anca-eastern-region-celebrates-15th-annual-gala-in-philadelphia/

Photos by Alec Balian PHILADELPHIA, Penn. – Hundreds of community leaders and grassroots advocates from throughout the eastern United States gathered together at the 15th annual Armenian National Committee of America Eastern Region (ANCA-ER) gala [...]

Erdogan knows the exact concessions he's demanding of Armenia.Aliyev understands the terms of surrender he’s forcing on ...
10/27/2021

Erdogan knows the exact concessions he's demanding of Armenia.

Aliyev understands the terms of surrender he’s forcing on Yerevan.

Pashinyan - for his part - is well aware of what he is about to sign.

The US, Russia, France and other foreign powers know as well.

Everyone else is in the dark.

Including you.

Erdogan knows the exact concessions he's demanding of Armenia.

Aliyev understands the terms of surrender he’s forcing on Yerevan.

Pashinyan - for his part - is well aware of what he is about to sign.

The US, Russia, France and other foreign powers know as well.

Everyone else is in the dark.

Including you.

Proud to have counted Nicholas Kristof's blessed father - Armenian American Ladis Kristof (born Władysław Krzysztofowicz...
10/27/2021

Proud to have counted Nicholas Kristof's blessed father - Armenian American Ladis Kristof (born Władysław Krzysztofowicz) - as a longtime donor and devoted supporter of the ANCA.

Born in 1918, an immigrant to America, his son today announced his campaign for governor or Oregon.

Proud to have counted Nicholas Kristof's blessed father - Armenian American Ladis Kristof (born Władysław Krzysztofowicz) - as a longtime donor and devoted supporter of the ANCA.

Born in 1918, an immigrant to America, his son today announced his campaign for governor or Oregon.

Our U.S. Embassy Yerevan - which remained utterly silent during Aliyev's attack on #Artsakh and has nothing at all to sa...
10/27/2021

Our U.S. Embassy Yerevan - which remained utterly silent during Aliyev's attack on #Artsakh and has nothing at all to say about Azerbaijan's illegal occupation of Armenian territory - is loudly and proudly:

1) Playing favorites in Armenian domestic politics, and

2) Recklessly meddling in Armenia's regional relationships

All while failing to include Armenia among the first 100+ countries to receive U.S. donations of #COVI19 vaccines.

U.S. Department of State #FAIL

Our U.S. Embassy Yerevan - which remained utterly silent during Aliyev's attack on #Artsakh and has nothing at all to say about Azerbaijan's illegal occupation of Armenian territory - is loudly and proudly:

1) Playing favorites in Armenian domestic politics, and

2) Recklessly meddling in Armenia's regional relationships

All while failing to include Armenia among the first 100+ countries to receive U.S. donations of #COVI19 vaccines.

U.S. Department of State #FAIL

With Armenia's daily COVID-19 deaths hitting a record high, we continue to press USAID and the U.S. Department of State ...
10/27/2021

With Armenia's daily COVID-19 deaths hitting a record high, we continue to press USAID and the U.S. Department of State to add Armenia - a landlocked, blockaded genocide survivor state - to the list of 100+ countries that have received US vaccine donations.

With Armenia's daily COVID-19 deaths hitting a record high, we continue to press USAID and the U.S. Department of State to add Armenia - a landlocked, blockaded genocide survivor state - to the list of 100+ countries that have received US vaccine donations.

Grateful to Norway for its recent donation of 620,000 Moderna #COVID19 vaccine doses to ArmeniaTroubled that our own gov...
10/27/2021

Grateful to Norway for its recent donation of 620,000 Moderna #COVID19 vaccine doses to Armenia

Troubled that our own government (USAID - US Agency for International Development / USAID Armenia / U.S. Department of State) has sent hundreds of millions of doses to 100+ nations, but not yet to Armenia, a landlocked, blockaded genocide survivor state.

Grateful to Norway for its recent donation of 620,000 Moderna #COVID19 vaccine doses to Armenia

Troubled that our own government (USAID - US Agency for International Development / USAID Armenia / U.S. Department of State) has sent hundreds of millions of doses to 100+ nations, but not yet to Armenia, a landlocked, blockaded genocide survivor state.

October 27th | 7:00pm EST: Join the Armenian National Committee of New Jersey - ANC of NJ as they partner with Ramapo Co...
10/27/2021
Virtual Event: The Resistance Network: The Armenian Genocide and Humanitarianism in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1918

October 27th | 7:00pm EST: Join the Armenian National Committee of New Jersey - ANC of NJ as they partner with Ramapo College of New Jersey's Gross Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies and The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at West Point for an informative Zoom event featuring Dr. Khatchig Mouradian.

The event will be discussion-based and focus on Dr. Mouradian's work, The Resistance Network: The Armenian Genocide and Humanitarianism in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1918.

To register, visit: https://www.ramapo.edu/news/press-releases/virtual-event-the-resistance-network-the-armenian-genocide-and-humanitarianism-in-ottoman-syria-1915-1918/

MAHWAH, N.J. – On October 27 at 7 p.m., noted scholar Khatchig Mouradian will discuss his new book, The Resistance Network: The Armenian Genocide and Humanitarianism in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1918, that challenges depictions of Armenians as passive victims of violence and subjects of humanitarianism,...

Artsakh’s storyteller - filmmaker Jivan Avetisyan - checking notes between Congressional meetings.
10/26/2021

Artsakh’s storyteller - filmmaker Jivan Avetisyan - checking notes between Congressional meetings.

Artsakh’s storyteller - filmmaker Jivan Avetisyan - checking notes between Congressional meetings.

With Artsakh's storyteller - Jivan Avetisyan - on Capitol Hill, recapping a full day of Congressional meetings - followi...
10/25/2021

With Artsakh's storyteller - Jivan Avetisyan - on Capitol Hill, recapping a full day of Congressional meetings - following this weekend's "Gate to Heaven" Greater Washington DC Premiere

The screening - held at Soorp Khatch Armenian Apostolic Church - was hosted by the ANCA, ARF Sebouh Gomideh - Greater Washington DC, Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society of DC, Armenian Relief Society Washington Satenig Chapter, Homenetmen DC, Armenian National Committee of Greater Washington, and AYF Washington DC "Ani" Chapter.

Avetisyan and screenwriter Narine Voskanyan offered powerful, personal testimony today during a series of bipartisan legislative briefings. They will start all over again tomorrow morning.

With Artsakh's storyteller - Jivan Avetisyan - on Capitol Hill, recapping a full day of Congressional meetings - following this weekend's "Gate to Heaven" Greater Washington DC Premiere

The screening - held at Soorp Khatch Armenian Apostolic Church - was hosted by the ANCA, ARF Sebouh Gomideh - Greater Washington DC, Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society of DC, Armenian Relief Society Washington Satenig Chapter, Homenetmen DC, Armenian National Committee of Greater Washington, and AYF Washington DC "Ani" Chapter.

Avetisyan and screenwriter Narine Voskanyan offered powerful, personal testimony today during a series of bipartisan legislative briefings. They will start all over again tomorrow morning.

Erdogan backs down - grasping for face-saving way out of crisis he created.
10/25/2021

Erdogan backs down - grasping for face-saving way out of crisis he created.

Erdogan backs down - grasping for face-saving way out of crisis he created.

TODAY: Erdogan invades airspace of our NATO ally Greece using U.S. F-16 fighters.ALSO TODAY: Erdogan takes a short break...
10/25/2021

TODAY: Erdogan invades airspace of our NATO ally Greece using U.S. F-16 fighters.

ALSO TODAY: Erdogan takes a short break from expelling our American ambassador to ask the U.S. for even more F-16 fighters.

#WorstAllyEver #NoJetsForTurkey

Hellenic American Leadership Council | ANCA

TODAY: Erdogan invades airspace of our NATO ally Greece using U.S. F-16 fighters.

ALSO TODAY: Erdogan takes a short break from expelling our American ambassador to ask the U.S. for even more F-16 fighters.

#WorstAllyEver #NoJetsForTurkey

Hellenic American Leadership Council | ANCA

While welcoming news that Norway will donate 620,000 doses of Moderna #COVID19 vaccine doses to Armenia, the ANCA contin...
10/25/2021

While welcoming news that Norway will donate 620,000 doses of Moderna #COVID19 vaccine doses to Armenia, the ANCA continues to press the Biden Administration to add Armenia to the list of 100+ countries it has already send vaccine donations.

Social science research, epidemiological data and extensive interpersonal experience from across Armenian society confirms that Moderna is clearly the country's optimal vaccine choice, given its high favorable perception among broad Armenian demographics.

USAID Armenia USAID Armenia USAID Europe U.S. Department of State ANCA Moderna, Inc.

While welcoming news that Norway will donate 620,000 doses of Moderna #COVID19 vaccine doses to Armenia, the ANCA continues to press the Biden Administration to add Armenia to the list of 100+ countries it has already send vaccine donations.

Social science research, epidemiological data and extensive interpersonal experience from across Armenian society confirms that Moderna is clearly the country's optimal vaccine choice, given its high favorable perception among broad Armenian demographics.

USAID Armenia USAID Armenia USAID Europe U.S. Department of State ANCA Moderna, Inc.

10/25/2021

Three Questions:

Hundreds of thousand have served in our U.S. Department of State, but only a handful of Americans of #Armenian heritage

1) What institutional, systemic & foreign factors contribute to this chronic failure of diversity, equity & inclusion?

2) What are the real-world results of this exclusion?

3) Who exactly are the “winners and losers” (cui bono?) of this systemic under-representation?

10/25/2021

Former US diplomatic, military and intelligence official should NOT be allowed to go to work for foreign interests?

10/24/2021

Welcome back to the ANCA Eastern Region’s 15th annual gala. We’re so honored to be here as we celebrate our region and our deserving activists and friends. #goANCA

10/23/2021

Happening Now: ANCA Eastern Region’s 15th Annual Gala commences.

#YouthEmpowerment: ANCA Programs Director Alex Manoukian reflects on his recent campus tour, sharing the ANCA's 360-degr...
10/23/2021
California Campus Tour Spotlights ANCA Empowerment Programs and Services for Armenian Youth - Armenian National Committee of America

#YouthEmpowerment: ANCA Programs Director Alex Manoukian reflects on his recent campus tour, sharing the ANCA's 360-degree view of the organization’s career development and student empowerment initiatives.

“The ANCA and its programs were greeted with incredible enthusiasm by university and high school students, alike, looking to take their pro-Armenian advocacy to the next level – both as citizen advocates and through careers in policy, politics and media. Each of the ANCA’s youth empowerment programs – in Washington, DC and California – offer hands-on guidance by advocacy professionals and help develop leadership and organizing skills helpful in all facets of professional and community life,” explained Manoukian.

Manoukian traveled to California for presentations hosted by Armenian Students Associations at University of California, Los Angeles, Occidental College, Cal Poly Pomona, and Pasadena City College (PCC) as well as the Armenian Mesrobian School and the Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School.

“The ANCA and its programs were greeted with incredible enthusiasm by university and high school students, alike, looking to take their pro-Armenian advocacy to the next level – both as citizen advocates and through careers in policy, politics, and media. Each of the ANCA’s youth empowerment programs – in Washington, DC and California – offer hands-on guidance by advocacy professionals and help develop leadership and organizing skills helpful in all facets of professional and community life,” explained Manoukian.

WASHINGTON, DC — The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) shared a 360-degree view of the organization’s career development and student empowerment initiatives at university and high school campuses across Southern California, spotlighting internship and job placement opportunities offe...

Join us Sunday at Soorp Khatch Armenian Apostolic Church for the Greater Washington DC premiere of "Gate to Heaven," Jiv...
10/23/2021

Join us Sunday at Soorp Khatch Armenian Apostolic Church for the Greater Washington DC premiere of "Gate to Heaven," Jivan Avetisyan's feature film focused on the April 2016 Artakh 4-Day War.

The screening will be followed by a Q/A with Director Jivan Avetisyan and Screenwriter Narine Voskanyan

Free Admission | Refreshments following the film presentation

Learn more about Jivan Avetisyan's film journey in The Armenian Weekly: https://armenianweekly.com/2021/04/15/rebirth-and-revival-a-conversation-with-filmmaker-jivan-avetisyan/

Join us Sunday at Soorp Khatch Armenian Apostolic Church for the Greater Washington DC premiere of "Gate to Heaven," Jivan Avetisyan's feature film focused on the April 2016 Artakh 4-Day War.

The screening will be followed by a Q/A with Director Jivan Avetisyan and Screenwriter Narine Voskanyan

Free Admission | Refreshments following the film presentation

Learn more about Jivan Avetisyan's film journey in The Armenian Weekly: https://armenianweekly.com/2021/04/15/rebirth-and-revival-a-conversation-with-filmmaker-jivan-avetisyan/

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