I feel I am able to communicate
well and I have a good grounding
in people skills.......Basically
all humanity is the same!
The foundation of this blog was cemented by the Assassination of Hrant Dink on 19.01.07. I was listening to Setrak Setrakian’s rendition of Arno Babajanian’s composition, Elegy. So
moved by Hrant’s shortened life by the virtue of speaking his mind that I wrote the poem, ‘Without You’ with Hrant's family in mind. The subject matter of the recognition of the ‘Genocide of the Armenians in 1915,’ is very much at the heart and the minds of Armenian's Internationally.
I want to say: 'Thank you,'
to Keith for the Creation
and Launch of,
and Armenag for the sources
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Senate Committee vote on aid to Armenia - July 9th. Call Chairman Inouye today!
The Senate Appropriations Committee will be voting on the foreign aid bill on Thursday, July 9th.
As you may remember, earlier this year, Pres. Obama followed in the tradition of Presidents Clinton and Bush in calling for a 38% reduction in aid to Armenia, and increase in aid to Azerbaijan and breaking parity in military assistance to Armenia and Azerbaijan. The House Appropriations Committee in June voted to send $48 million in aid to Armenia, $10 million to Nagorno Karabagh and maintain military aid parity between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Please take a moment to contact Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye and encourage him to support $70 million in assistance to Armenia, $10 million to Nagorno Karabagh and maintain military assistance parity to Armenia and Azerbaijan. Contact information and a sample phone script are provided below.
And please, let us know that you have made your call and the response that you received.
ANCA Legislative Affairs team
1711 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Please Call Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Dan Inouye (D-HI) Phone: 202-224-7363 Please ask to leave a message for Chairman Inouye.
Sample Phone Script:
Hello, I am ________________ and I am calling about the foreign aid bill.
I urge you to enhance Section 907 of the Freedom Support Act to ensure that U.S. military aid is not sent to Azerbaijan in light of its threats of renewed war against Armenia and Nagorno Karabagh. We should not reward a government that vows to wage war against an ally.
I urge you to maintain proper support for Armenia, which continues to be a reliable and democratic ally in the region. In the face of an ongoing and illegal blockade by Turkey and Azerbaijan, I'm asking that aid to Armenia be at least $70 million, which it has traditionally received.
Also, I urge you to provide $10 million in development aid to Nagorno Karabagh, which will help rebuild that region that has consistently held democratic, internationally-monitored elections. We should end both the outdated restrictions on development assistance to Nagorno Karabagh and U.S. contacts with Nagorno Karabagh. There should be open lines of communication between U.S. and Karabagh government officials.