On October 23, 2014, the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) reaffirmed its endorsement of Adam Schiff, the incumbent House Representative. He is running in the California 28th District, where an estimated 23% of the registered voters are Armenian, and the ANCA claims it is entitled to ‘throw community’s electoral support behind U.S. House and Senate candidates with proven track records on Armenian American Issues.’ (see: http://www.anca.org/press_releases/press_releases.php?prid=2390).
Although the ANCA gives Adam Schiff an “A+” score for his ‘proven track record on Armenian American issues,’ it neglected to score his track record on issues regarding his support of the Syrian “moderate” opposition infested with al Qaeda and ISIS/ISIL, which have caused the death of hundreds of thousands of civilians, including Armenians in Syria.
For these reasons, we, the people of the 28th District, are asking for the immediate withdrawal of the ANCA’s endorsement of Adam Schiff. We strongly believe that it is not only wrong, but also unethical and immoral for the ANCA to ‘throw community’s electoral support’ behind a man who has put the lives of that very community’s brothers and sisters at stake in Syria by backing forces that have caused death, destruction of property and displacement of scores of civilians all over Syria.
A peaceful protest will take place on Tuesday, October 28, at 2 p.m. in front of the ANCA-WR office which is located at 104 N. Belmont St., Glendale 91206. A delegation will hand deliver a letter of protest to the ANCA. Please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/863824850314813/. Please join us and make your voice heard!
For more information and to see fact sheet on Adam Schiff’s record on Syria and the Middle East visit: http://www.nobombs4syria.com/schiff-fact-sheet/