Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon Commemorates Armenian Genocide

Monday, April 23, 2018

(Sacramento) - On the Assembly floor, Monday, April 23, 2018, Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) rose to support Assembly Joint Resolution 37 recognizing the atrocities committed during the Armenian Genocide. “Over a hundred years ago, the world witnessed the slaughter of 1.5 million Armenian men, women, and children, who were exiled from their historic homeland,” said Calderon, who spoke on behalf of the California Latino Legislative Caucus. “The US Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, Henry Morgenthau documented the genocide extensively and raised significant funds to assist the victims in the aftermath…as we continue to seek justice for the Armenian Genocide, it’s also important that we celebrate the survival of a people who have contributed so much to California’s economy, government, businesses, arts, and culture.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.