Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region
104 North Belmont Street, Suite 200
Glendale, California 91206
PRESS RELEASE +++ PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release: May 17, 2013
Contact: Elen Asatryan
ANCA-WR TO HOST TOWN HALL MEETING IN SEATTLE AREA
Los Angeles, CA—True to its grassroots, the ANCA will continue its road trip around the Western
United States, now with a stop in the state of Washington. On Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 12:00PM the
Armenian National Committee of American – Western Region (ANCA-WR) will host its next Town Hall
at the Holy Resurrection Armenian Apostolic Church located in Redmond, Washington.
“The town hall meetings play a key role in connecting with the different communities in the region and
learning about their needs and interests, while also serving as an opportunity to engage them in
initiatives taken on by the ANCA,” stated ANCA-WR Executive Director Elen Asatryan. “I look forward
to meeting community members in the great state of Washington and developing a long term working
relationship with them as we continue to plant the seeds of activism in that area,” added Asatryan.
The ANCA-WR Town Hall series is an effort to reactivate and engage Armenian American communities
throughout the Western United States. The meetings are led by ANCA-WR senior staff and Executive
Board members, who provide attendees with an overview of the organization, its priorities, and recent
developments affecting Armenian-Americans, Armenia and Artsakh. After the presentation, attendees
have an opportunity to ask questions, discuss issues of concern, and make recommendations.
The June 2nd Town Hall Meeting will be led by ANCA-WR Executive Director Elen Asatryan and ANCAWR
Legislative Affairs Director Haig Baghdassarian.
“It’s vital that we connect with all our Armenian communities in the United States, making them aware
that there is an organization fighting for justice of the Genocide and other issues of concern,” stated
The Washington state Town Hall is preceded by those held in Phoenix, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, Fresno,
CA, San Francisco, CA, and Boise, Idaho.
The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region is the largest and most influential
Armenian American grassroots advocacy organization in the Western United States. Working in
coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the Western United States
and affiliated organizations around the country, the ANCA-WR advances the concerns of the Armenian
American community on a broad range of issues.