Call Congress (get link): VOTE YES for Armenian Genocide Resolution – H Res 252

December 21, 2010

The last hours to call your member of Congress to ‘Vote Yes’ for the Armenian Genocide Resolution, House Resolution 252 (H.Res. 252) are here.

It takes just minutes to make 2 phone calls (all you need to know is your zip code):

Support the ARMENIAN GENOCIDE RESOLUTION Vote in Congress in 30 seconds

December 21, 2010

Please take 30 seconds to send your message to the U.S. Congress to Vote for the Armenian Genocide Resolution

Today the U.S. Congress may finally have the opportunity to vote for the Armenian Genocide Resolution. However, Turkey is working with the highest levels of our administration, President Obama and Secretary State Hillary Clinton (and the State Department) to prevent this vote from coming to the floor. Turkey has succeeded at convincing the US’s democratic leadership to be complicit denying the Armenian Genocide for 95 years. Despite our leaders’ private convictions, the United States of America does not yet officially recognize the Armenian Genocide. The reality is no different today. Reports through last night continue to bring news that President Obama and Secretary Clinton do not want the Congress to vote for House Resolution 252 (H.Res. 252) to appease Turkey. Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi intends to bring the vote to the floor of the House today.

It takes 30 seconds to send your message to Congress now

There are only a few living Armenian Genocide survivors in the United States. Let’s all do what we can to tell our representatives that the time to stop denying the Armenian Genocide has come, let’s make this happen in their lifetime.

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

December 20, 2010


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.)


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:

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:

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

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 (December 14, 2010):

Yerevan Hosts International Conference on Genocide Prevention, Condemnation and Elimination

Reasons for Congress to support H.R. 252 Armenian Genocide Resolution

May 27, 2010

I’m sad to see that interest and attention concerning recognition of the Armenian Genocide has waned with the passing of yet another anniversary of the darkest period in Armenian history. This article was actually posted online last month. Please read US Representative Sarbanes eloquent words about Turkey’s Armenian Genocide denial and share them with your friends:

Why I support recognition of the Armenian genocide (Rep. John Sarbanes) | April 29, 2010

It’s not too late to submit Armenian Genocide testimony for Congressional Record

May 26, 2010

Schiff submits Armenian Genocide Survival Stories into Congressional Record | May 26, 2010

Include your Armenian Genocide family stories in the US Congressional Record

May 17, 2010

Take Action:

If you have a family member who can tell the story of a mother or father (or any relative) who was a victim of the Ottoman Turks during the Armenian Genocide, please help them share their testimony in the US Congressional Record. Read and share the following newspaper article with your Armenian family and friends:

Rep. Schiff launches Armenian genocide Congressional Record Campaign
Whittier Daily News | May 15, 2010

[Email your family’s stories and memories of the Armenian genocide to Mary Hovagimian at Ms. Hovagimian is a member of Representative Adam Schiff’s Pasadena (California) office staff. Rep. Schiff is working to bring H.R. 252 to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a member of the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs.]


This weekend, I read David Kherdian’s award-winning book about his mother, Veron Dumehjian Kherdian. The book, The Road From Home: A True Story of Courage, Survival and Hope, is beautifully written and very inspirational. It gives us a window into Armenian life before, during and after the Armenian Genocide. I highly recommend it. (I’ve provided a link to the book on, but you may be able to find it in your library. It’s available as an audio book and for Kindle, too.

  • ISBN-10: 068814425X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688144258

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