GLENDALE– Since its recent launch of Hye Votes, a widespread voter registration and Get Out the Vote campaign, the Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region has established its headquarters in Glendale on the third floor of the Krikor & Mariam Karamanoukian Youth Center, with another regional call center in Hollywood. These centers will serve as base camps for organized canvassing and phone banking by volunteers from the community whose goal it is to register large numbers of Armenian-Americans to vote in the upcoming November elections and in future elections, and then to encourage them to actually vote. Many electoral races are expected to be decided by slim margins, and the collective voice of the large Armenian-American community will surely play a pivotal role in determining which candidates will ultimately best represent the community’s interests in every level of government: local, state, and federal.
Through the active participation and involvement of a vast range of Armenian community organizations and entities, coupled with public service announcements as part of a massive ad campaign, Hye Votes is certain to reach large segments of the community which have either refrained from registering or which have not actively voted in recent elections. According to Hye Votes Campaign Director Elen Asatryan, “It is vitally important for our community to know that it must act, individually and collectively, to protect its rights and its interests. Our vote is our voice, and every single vote counts. Members of our community should feel empowered to make their voices heard by registering to vote and then by actually voting.”
Community members are encouraged to contact Hye Votes at (818) 533-VOTE(8683) or (323) 989-4ANC (4262) and to actively outreach within their own families and circles of friends to ensure that every citizen is registered to vote. Inquiries can also be made through the website at www.HyeVotes.org.
The Hye Votes campaign will be ongoing past the November general elections and will remain in effect for every upcoming election season at every level of government in order to ensure that our community’s collective voice is heard.
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.