TAKE ACTION: Armenian Genocide Resolution H.R. 252 vote possible in days

December 15, 2010


There are news reports that the United States Congress may vote on the Armenian Genocide Resolution (H.R. 252) before the end of 2010.

Call and email your representatives in Congress and the Senate today:


(Tell them your family’s history and what you know about the Armenian Genocide.)

Here are some blog posts about House Resolution 252 (including my thank you letter to the House Foreign Affairs Committee). Also search “Obama” in the Search box (right margin) to find my letter to President Obama.

Related News from Asbarez.com (December 14, 2010):

Yerevan Hosts International Conference on Genocide Prevention, Condemnation and Elimination

Call to Action: Read, Write to Congress, Forward (Rep. Schiff publishing Armenian Genocide family histories in Congressional Record)

May 6, 2010

Rep. Schiff Launches Armenian Genocide Congressional Record Campaign—Calls on survivors and their families to document stories and memories of the genocide
Asbarez.com | May 5, 2010

Take Action:

  1. Read this important article
  2. Write to the Congressman Schiff’s office (See the article for where to send your Armenian Genocide-related family history and your gratitude to Rep. Schiff)
  3. Forward this post to every Armenian you know

There has never been a time in our history like this moment, so carpe diem (translation: Seize the day)!

US Congressional panel describes killing of Armenians by Turkish forces during World War I as genocide, despite White House objections

March 4, 2010

Read the news stories from around the world

(Please email this blog: https://armeniangenocideblog.wordpress.com to your network.)

Al Jazeera:  US panel: Armenia killings genocide

ABC News (Blog): White House Rebuffed In Effort to Kill Vote on House Bill Recognizing Armenian Genocide By Turks

TimesOnline:  Pragmatism, politics and the festering wound of Armenian ‘genocide’

BBC News:  US Congress panel accuses Turkey of Armenian ‘genocide’

CNN:  House panel recommends calling 1915 Armenian killings ‘genocide’

Miami Herald:  House panel approves Armenian genocide resolution

The Washington Post:  Armenia-Turkey dispute over genocide label sets off lobbying frenzy

The Washington Post:  House panel risks Turkey’s ire in approving Armenian ‘genocide’ resolution

Reuters:  U.S. Armenia genocide vote looms, angering Turkey

Fox News:  Obama Administration Urges Congress to Wait on Armenian Genocide Resolution

The New York Times:  House Panel in U.S. Approves Armenian Genocide Bill

The New York Times:  House Panel Says Deaths of Armenians Were Genocide

LA Times:  House panel approves resolution recognizing Armenian genocide

Wall Street Journal:  House Panel Approves Armenian Genocide Resolution

Asbarez.com:  Profiting From Genocide Denial: Defense Industry CEO’s Urge Congress To Oppose Armenian Genocide Legislation

Please thank your US representatives for standing up for the truth. While we are grateful for this good news, when you read the articles (above), you can see the chances of this resolution going before Congress are slim and passage is even less likely. The White House and State Department have once again shown their fear of Turkey, even though the list of countries officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide include:

  1. Argentina
  2. Armenia
  3. Belgium
  4. Canada
  5. Chile
  6. Cyprus
  7. France
  8. Germany
  9. Greece
  10. Italy
  11. Lithuania
  12. Lebanon
  13. Netherlands
  14. Poland
  15. Russia
  16. Slovakia
  17. Sweden
  18. Switzerland
  19. Uruguay
  20. Vatican City
  21. Venezuela

These international organizations officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide include:

  • European Parliament
  • Council of Europe
  • World Council of Churches
  • Human Rights Association (Turkey)
  • European Alliance of YMCAs
  • Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal
  • Mercosur
  • International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS)
  • International Center for Transitional Justice
  • Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity

Make no mistake, the reluctance of governments, including the United States, Britain and Israel, to use the term ‘genocide’ has everything to do  with politics rather than the facts. Each of these countries’ archives contain some of the most damning evidence of the crimes committed by the Ottoman Turks against the Armenians and humanity.

Please keep the pressure on and pass the word.

Do this in memory of your parents and grandparents and every Armenian who suffered because there was an Armenian Genocide. And, do this so the world will stop playing politics and will join together to stop Darfur and prevent future genocides.

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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