November 5 , 2008
Los Angeles, CA - Armenians for Obama wholeheartedly congratulates President-Elect Barack Obama and Vice-President-Elect Joe Biden on their historic victory, which swept the nation with a promise of change and hope for a brighter future.
The Obama victory is especially poignant for the Armenian-American community, due to the consistent promises and pledges the campaign has made on the importance of the community in the US, US-Armenian relations and recognition of the Armenian Genocide.
As recently as Friday, five days before Election Day, the Obama campaign issued another announcement reiterating Obama's pledge to recognize the Genocide.
"Barack Obama strongly supports passage of the Armenian Genocide Resolution (H.Res.106 and S.Res.106) and will recognize the Armenian Genocide," read the Obama campaign statement issued on Oct. 31.
"This is truly a victory for everyone. Armenians for Obama worked hard to create a truly effective grassroots movement in support of the President-Elect, energizing the voter base throughout the country. Armenian-Americans overwhelmingly supported the Obama-Biden ticket and now we must heed the President-Elect's call to come together and work together toward a better future for our country," said chairman of Armenians for Obama Areen Ibranossian.
"We are confident that an Obama administration will stay true to its campaign promises and, in its effort to advocate justice, will recognize the Armenian Genocide," added Ibarnossian.
"We also thank all volunteers for their hard work and commitment throughout the campaign and their unwavering belief that change was possible make," said Ibranossian.
For ten months, Armenians for Obama, worked around the country, and especially in battleground states, to mobilize and empower the community to turn out on Election Day and vote for change. This grassroots movement involved and engaged all segments of the community including a large number of first-time voters, whose ambition for change became a major driving force in mobilizing community members and activating the voter base.
Armenians for Obama is a nationwide voter registration, education, and mobilization effort dedicated to electing Barack Obama President. Based in Los Angeles, and with chapters and affiliates across the country, Armenians for Obama will harness the energy and enthusiasm for Barack Obama's candidacy to ensure record high Armenian American turnout in critical battleground states.