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186. He passed a resolution: Armenian genocide by Turkish Ottoman empire ,
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Kaloogian and others passed a resolution in the>California Assembly Passes Genocide Reoslution

SACRAMENTO-The California State Assembly, upon the approval of Assembly Concurrent Resolution 51, officially designated April 24 as California Day of Remembrance for the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923, reported the Armenian National Committee-Western Region.

The Resolution introduced by Assemblymember Scott Wildman, along with Assemblymen Howard Kaloogian, Chuck Poochigian and Lou Papan brought out strong bi-partisan support for remembering the victims of the Armenian Genocide, perpetrated by Ottoman Turkish officials.

"Commemorating the Armenian Genocide serves to honor those who suffered and died, as well as educate the people of California about of the most shamefuland little-knownacts in modern history, said Assemblymember Wildman.

He added, "Im proud to sponsor this resolution on behalf of the tens of thousand of Armenians in my district, and the millions more around the world who have overcome the trauma of their history to become leaders in business, agriculture, academia, government, and the arts.

"The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region applauds Assemblymen Wildman, Poochigian, Kaloogian and Papan, for raising awareness of both the Armenian Genocide issue and Nagorno-Karabakhs struggle for freedom and self-rule, stated Vicken Sonentz-Papazian, Executive Director of ANCA-WR. As the text of the resolution clearly points out, Azerbaijans genocidal policies toward the inhabitants of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh threatens the very existence of the Armenians who, for centuries, have occupied this historic Armenian Homeland, added Sonentz-Papazian.

ACR 51 will now be heard on the Senate before returning to the Assembly for concurrence.

>Whereas, The Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923 was the first genocide of the 20th Century, in which 1.5 million men, women, and children lost their lives of the hands of the Turkish Ottoman Empire,<
April 24, 1997, as California Day of Remembrance for the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923, and for the victims of the Sumgait Pogroms of 1988 and Baku Riots of 1990; and be it further

http://www.cilicia.com/armo10i_california.html
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