CONGRESSMAN SCHIFF TO MEET WITH HOLLYWOOD ARMENIAN COMMUNITY

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Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region
104 North Belmont Street, Suite 200
Glendale, California 91206
Phone: 818.500.1918
media@ancawr.org http://www.ancawr.org
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PRESS RELEASE +++ PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: January 9, 2011

Contact: William Bairamian
Tel: 818-500-1918

CONGRESSMAN SCHIFF TO MEET WITH HOLLYWOOD ARMENIAN COMMUNITY

HOLLYWOOD–The Armenian National Committee of America, Hollywood Chapter, is proud to introduce Congressman Adam Schiff to the Hollywood Armenian-American community in a Town Hall on the evening of Sunday, January 15th, from 5:30 to 7:30, at the Armenian Youth Center in Hollywood at 1559 North Kenmore Street.

The new lines drawn by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission have included Hollywood in Schiff’s new district.

“The Town Hall is an opportune moment for the leaders and members of the Little Armenia and Hollywood communities to approach the Congressman with their concerns and questions,” said ANCA-Hollywood chairman Paul Seradarian.

The ANCA-Hollywood is calling on members of the Hollywood
Armenian-American community, one of the oldest and most storied in Los Angeles, to have a strong presence at the Town Hall so that they may meet the congressman and use the opportunity to discuss any prevailing issues with him.

“We urge anyone who has an interest in the Little Armenia/Hollywood community to attend, as only a diverse group of attendees would accurately represent the Hollywood constituency and signal to the congressman the wide range of issues that have been afflicting Hollywood residents for too long,” said board member Tereza Yerimyan.

Armenian-American political activists, members of neighborhood councils, business leaders and entrepreneurs, students from local Armenian and public schools, and older residents who use community services are all urged to attend.

The newly established California Citizens Redistricting Commission, which oversees redistricting in California, redrew congressional district lines and, with regular input by the ANCA-Western Region at public hearings, incorporated Little Armenia and East Hollywood into the district that Congressman Schiff, if reelected, would represent.

“For years now, Congressman Schiff has stood by the Armenian American communities he serves, sponsoring the Armenian Genocide Resolution in the House and supporting us on a host of other issues. Meeting him, sharing with him concerns particular to our Hollywood Armenian community, and introducing him to our community is certainly exciting for us,” said ANCA-Hollywood board member Srbui Karapetian

The ANCA of Hollywood Chapter promotes greater understanding of issues of concern to the area’s Armenian American community and strives to increase Armenian American civic participation at the grassroots and public policy levels.

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Attached: Event flyer
Adam Schiff Town Hall Mtg Flyer, final.pdf

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