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Armenian-Americans Celebrate Holiday Open House in Pasadena

Published on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 11:13 am

The Armenian Council of America San Gabriel Valley Branch (ACA) celebrated its annual Holiday open house on December 4 at the Garo Soghanalian Armenian Educational Benevolent Union Center.

ACA members celebrated with elected officials, community leaders and constituents from the San Gabriel Valley, including Congresswoman Judy Chu, Pasadena Councilmember Tyron Hampton, Nat Nehdar from the Pasadena Human Relations Commission, and Garo Manjikian representing Assemblyman Chris Holden’s office.

Chu re-affirmed her longstanding support for the Armenian American community and pledged to stand by Armenian causes and concerns both domestically and internationally. She discussed various issues and provided an update on congressional issues in Washington.

Chu also presented a certificate to former ACA Pasadena Board Member Vahe Atchabahian honoring his dedication to the community through his work in various non-profit organizations and City Commissions.

“I am humbled by this important recognition by Congresswoman Chu who has always been proactively supporting our community and protecting our interests in the nation’s capital,” Atchabahian said. “I am also thankful to the ACA Board and membership and I’m optimistic about our future and the good work that we will continue to do.”

The ACA is a grassroots organization dedicated to working with all political leaders, offering Armenian related news, analysis and resources for policymakers, media, students and activists, and advocating issues important to Armenian Americans.

The Council also aims to strengthen U.S.-Armenia and U.S.-Nagorno Karabakh ties and develop programs for sustainable economic growth and good governance in Armenia while promoting the values and responsibilities of global citizenship.



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