U.S. Ambassador’s wrongful response to Senate’s inquiry re Turkey’s Armenian churches

August 15, 2011

ANCA Calls for Apology from Ambassador Ricciardone
—Demands Retraction, Correction, and Apology for Statement Covering-Up Ottoman and Republican Turkey’s Systematic Destruction of Thousands of Christian Churches
Armenian Weekly | August 15, 2010

[Take Action: See the letter included in the body of the article and send the right answer to the Senate and U.S. Ambassador Ricciardone]

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Turkey working to prevent Armenian Genocide Resolution vote by Congress in 24 hours

December 20, 2010

TAKE ACTION NOW: http://www.anca.org/endthegagrule/

Search Google News for ‘Armenian Genocide Resolution’ and read the media reports concerning Turkey’s efforts to stop the Armenian Genocide Resolution vote from going before Congress in the next 24 hours. And, please pass this message on to your family and friends. Thank you.

Letter Sent to My Congressional Representative:

Dear Representative Lowey,

I am one of your constituents living in Westchester County. If H.R. 252 comes before the U.S. House of Representatives, please consider my plea for you to vote to recognize the Armenian Genocide. I am the direct descendant of Armenians who faced brutality and the loss of most of their family (most of my grandfather’s family and many of my grandmother’s family) during this event.

My grandfather wrote a letter before he died, which I have in my possession, describing what he witnessed and experienced. His account matches everything that I have been able to verify in scholarly texts and memoirs written by survivors.

My grandfather came to the United States as a 15-year-old boy, through Ellis Island, and eventually rose to prominence as a dentist practicing in New York City. He loved this country and owed his life to America. He was a Mason and one of the founders of my family’s parish in Bayside, Queens — The Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs. He contributed a great deal to the Armenian and New York communities through his time, charity and profession.

Unfortunately, during his lifetime politics enabled Turkey to evade its responsibility to acknowledge its past. It remains inexcusable that the world’s leading democracy, the US failed to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide for what it was then and now. The Holocaust, Darfur, and Rwanda are all crimes against humanity, which is the phrase coined to describe the Armenian Genocide.

Now, only a few Armenian Genocide survivors are still alive in their adopted homeland, the USA. They should not die until they know their leaders simply acknowledged the atrocities committed by Turkey in 1915. We must not allow another government to dictate foreign policy to us to the extent Turkey has for so long.

If you wish to know more about this subject, I have collected a great deal of information and would be proud to share what I’ve learned.

Thank you for your time and consideration. (I hope you will receive this email before tomorrow’s vote.)

Sincerely,

Sheri Jordan


End Turkey’s Gag Rule: Call or Email Congress for Armenian Genocide Resolution Vote

December 19, 2010

Call or Email your US Congress representative for Armenian Genocide Resolution vote Tuesday, December 21st

Find your representative in Congress from the Armenian National Committee of America’s website:

http://www.anca.org/endthegagrule/

Read more about this historic vote which may be scheduled for Tuesday (search 252 on this website):

Genocide resolution nears vote on December 21
Armenian Reporter | December 18, 2010

Please don’t think to yourself that your parents or friends will contact your representatives, so you don’t need to do it to. EVERY VOTE COUNTS. Your call could make the difference to your representative in Congress, and their vote could be the deciding vote. Our leaders need to know that we care and that it’s not okay to buckle to the Turkish lobby. All that we have, we owe to our grandparents and great-grandparents. Tell your member of Congress what happened to your family members in the Armenian Genocide. They need to hear it from you.

Read my letter to President Obama telling him about my grandfather, Dr. John Karnig

The world is owed affirmation of the truth that what happened in Turkey in 1915 was Genocide. Until our leaders have the courage to acknowledge this truth we are doomed to repeat history, including genocides. The Holocaust, Darfur, and Rwanda all happened after the Armenian Genocide because the perpetrators saw that Turkey’s misdeeds were never punished and censured.

Please send this link to everyone you know and ask them to email Congress today:

http://www.anca.org/endthegagrule/

© Sheri Jordan and Aunt Sheri Says, 2009-2010.


2010: President Obama’s statement recognizing the 95th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

April 24, 2010

Obama Marks Genocide Without Saying the Word
New York Times | April 24, 2010

Read President Obama’s Statement and the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) response here:
Armenian National Committee of America


Who decides when America speaks on Genocide? “End Turkey’s Gag Rule”

March 1, 2010

From Asbarez.com:

“The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) launched an array of grassroots, media, advertising, and advocacy initiatives Monday – as part of its “End Turkey’s Gag Rule” campaign – to encourage the U.S. Congress to adopt legislation, H.Res.252, calling on the U.S. government to put the lessons of the Armenian Genocide to work in preventing future crimes against humanity.”

Go to the website: http://www.anca.org/endthegagrule and read the full article on Asbarez.com.


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