WASHINGTON, DC — Armenian National Committee of America Executive Director Aram Hamparian offered the following comment on the introduction of the Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Resolution.
“We welcome today’s introduction of the Armenian Genocide Truth + Justice Resolution, and strongly support this new bipartisan approach to promoting regional peace, protecting Armenia, and preventing future atrocities.”
“This innovative, justice-based initiative builds upon the U.S. record of past Armenian Genocide recognition by calling for a new U.S. policy – one that reflects our American values and also recognizes that our national interests will be served by Turkey ending its obstruction of a truthful and just international resolution of this crime.”
The Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Resolution is spearheaded by Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Robert Dold (R-IL), Adam Schiff (D-CA), David Valadao (R-CA) and fellow Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ). Over 40 Members of Congress have offered their support as original cosponsors o of the measure.
Authors and lead supporters of the Armenian Genocide legislation are holding a press conference at the Capitol at 10:45 am to mark its introduction. Full coverage of the press conference will be available at www.anca.org