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Category: Action Alert
Published: 05 March 2009
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CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSMAN NOW!

The Armenian lobby and its supporters in Congress have announced that Representatives Adam Schiff (R-CA) and George Radanovich (R-CA) along with Armenian Caucus co-chairs Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) are introducing another "Armenian Genocide Resolution," similar to the resolutions in previous years. The Armenian National Committee of America is asking Armenian activists to urge their representatives to become "co-sponsors" of this legislation.
 
This is the time for Turkish Americans and friends of Turkey to push back. Once a member of Congress signs on as a co-sponsor, he/she makes a near commitment to vote for it. NOW is the time to contact your member of Congress and warn him/her NOT to co-sponsor and NOT TO VOTE for this resolution, if it is introduced. A strong reaction from our community NOW is crucial.
 
We urge all Turkish Americans to contact their community organizations and take the lead to activate the Turkish American grassroots by visiting members of Congress and their staff in their district offices with small groups and raise their concerns and objections on the issue. Turkish Coalition of America (TCA), Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA), Federation of Turkish American Associations (FTAA) and many other organizations are here to provide guidance to your local initiatives.
 
Factual information, such as articles by historians and other documents on the subject can be found on these organizations' websites.
 
To send a letter to your Representative, please click here.