Supervisor Barger Calls on Federal Government to Officially Recognize the Armenian Genocide

In a motion before the Board tomorrow, Supervisor Kathryn Barger will ask her colleagues to send a 5-signature letter to President Trump asking him to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide.  Co-authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn, the motion asks for a letter to the County’s congressional delegation expressing support for House Resolution 220 (Schiff), a bipartisan effort to recognize the genocide, as well as an amendment to the County’s Federal agenda.

“As we commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, one of the darkest chapters in human history, it is imperative that we finally and officially recognize the genocide to promote healing and provide resolution for the victims, survivors and ancestors,” said Supervisor Barger.

On April 18, Supervisor Barger marked the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide by proclaiming a “Day of Remembrance.”  Earlier in April, Supervisors Barger and Hahn introduced a motion declaring April as “Armenian History Month” in Los Angeles County – home to the largest population of Armenians in the United States.

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