ANCA-WR applauds California leadership for Armenian American Museum Fund

The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) applauds and extends its gratitude to California Governor Jerry Brown, Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin De Leon and  Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon who included in the 2016-2017 State Budget the funding for the Armenian American Museum request submitted by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian and Senator Carol Liu.

“The ANCA-WR welcomes the funding allocated for the Armenian American Museum as the museum will truly be a multi-faceted, state of the art campus that will not only educate residents and visitors alike about the Armenian history, heritage and experience, but also serve as a place of enrichment for the youth.  We are truly grateful to Assemblymember Nazarian for taking the lead on obtaining funding by
submitting the initial request and of course Senator Liu who echoed Nazarian’s request on the Senate side – making it possible for the Assembly and Senate leadership to stand in strong support and receive
final approval by the Governor,” stated ANCA-WR Chair Nora Hovsepian, Esq.    “It is our hope that this positive action by the State will pave the way for funding from the private sector, foundations, and
other government entities,” remarked Hovsepian.

The ANCA-WR Chairwoman added that the organization was pleased to have lent its support toward securing the $1 million funding from the State.  She also expressed a willingness to work with the Armenian American Museum to secure additional State funding in the coming years.

The mission of the Armenian American Museum is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Armenian American experience. The vision for
the Armenian American Museum is a cultural campus that enriches the community, educates the public on the Armenian American story, and empowers individuals to embrace cultural diversity and speak out
against prejudice.

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