Congressman Matheson Pledges To Join Armenian Caucus
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — With attention focused on the House Foreign Affairs Committee vote on the Armenian Genocide resolution, the Armenian Assembly of America’s Western Region office continued its outreach in the weeks and days leading up to the vote.
In addition to ongoing efforts with the Members of the California delegation, Western Region Director Yeghig Keshishian traveled to Utah for district meetings with Representatives Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Jim Matheson (D-UT) to discuss H. Res. 252, the Armenian Genocide resolution, as well as the importance of the US-Armenia relationship.
During the meeting with Matheson, the Assembly team, lead by Keshishian, thanked him for his support as Matheson is currently the only member from the Utah Congressional delegation who has cosponsored the Armenian Genocide resolution.
Matheson pledged to join the Armenian Caucus as an added sign of support. While Bishop is not yet a cosponsor of the Armenian Genocide resolution, he is a member of the Armenian Caucus. Keshishian met with Bishop to enlist his support of the Armenian Genocide Resolution.
In the face of the relentless campaign to deny the incontrovertible fact of the Armenian Genocide, and the proud chapter of America’s humanitarian intervention to save the survivors, Keshishian reiterated the importance to properly recognize this crime against humanity to help prevent future genocides.