WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) ended up joined by near to 50 US Representatives in introducing the Armenian Genocide Education Act, an ANCA-backed bipartisan measure that would fund Library of Congress academic systems about the heritage, classes, penalties and ongoing expenses of the Armenian Genocide.
“As the indicating goes, if we do not discover from record, we are doomed to repeat it,” said Congresswoman Maloney. “That is why I am happy to introduce the Armenian Genocide Instruction Act to train the horrors and lessons of the Armenian Genocide precisely and correctly. Equally chambers of Congress voted with overwhelming bipartisan majorities to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide, and final yr President Biden built it distinct that it is the formal situation of the United States that these systematic killings were being genocide. It is critical that we now guarantee People in america have entry to the assets they have to have to study and instruct about this atrocity.”
Rep. Bilirakis concurred, noting, “Our darkest moments as a human race have come throughout instances when those people who realized better stood silently, generating excuses for passivity and letting injustice and persecution to reign. We need to admit the atrocities of the previous so that we may possibly ideally protect against them in the foreseeable future. 1 of the best techniques to attain this goal is by way of education and learning and recognition, which is why I am very pleased to co-introduce the Armenian Genocide Training Act with Carolyn Maloney.”
This landmark legislation, introduced on the eve of the global commemoration of the Armenian Genocide on April 24th, seeks to supply $10 million in funding more than five decades for the Library of Congress to teach Individuals about Ottoman Turkey’s systematic and deliberate state-sponsored mass murder, countrywide dispossession, cultural erasure and exile of tens of millions of Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriacs, Arameans, Maronites and other Christians among 1915 and 1923.
“The ANCA welcomes this landmark start of the Armenian Genocide Education Act,” remarked ANCA chairman Raffi Hamparian.
“With White Residence and Congressional recognition of the Armenian Genocide secured – we need to now guarantee that America’s schoolchildren are taught about the historical classes and current-working day implications of this crime versus Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriacs, Arameans, Maronites and other Christians,” Hamparian additional.
“The ANCA looks ahead to performing with Congresswoman Maloney, Congressman Bilirakis and their rising bipartisan record of Congressional cosponsors to advance this well timed measure. We are dedicated to hard genocide denial at every single turn, with the very clear aim of securing a just resolution for all the victims of Turkey’s crimes – previous and existing,” concluded Hamparian
Becoming a member of Armenian Genocide Education and learning Act lead authors Rep. Maloney and Rep. Bilirakis as original cosponsors of the evaluate are Reps: Nanette Barragan (D-CA), Karen Bass (D-CA), Tony Cardenas (D-CA), David Cicilline (D-RI), Katherine Clark (D-MA), Lou Correa (D-CA), Jim Costa (D-CA), Danny Davis (D-IL), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), John Garamendi (D-CA), Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), Josh Harder (D-CA), Brian Higgins (D-NY), Sara Jacobs (D-CA), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Ro Khanna (D-CA), Young Kim (R-CA), Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), Doug LaMalfa (R-CA), Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY), James McGovern (D-MA), Grace Meng (D-NY), Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Scott Peters (D-CA), Katie Porter (D-CA), Linda Sanchez (D-CA), John Sarbanes (D-MD), Janice Schakowsky (D-IL), Adam Schiff (D-CA), Brad Sherman (D-CA), Christopher Smith (R-NJ), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Dina Titus (D-NV), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Paul Tonko (D-NY), Lori Trahan (D-MA), David Valadao (R-CA) and Juan Vargas (D-CA). Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO) has previously included his title to the cosponsor checklist, and congressional assist is expected to improve in the approaching days.
In addition to the ANCA, the Armenian Genocide Training Act previously has the aid of a numerous and rising coalition of ethnic, religion-dependent and instructional businesses which include the American Mates of Kurdistan, Armenian Assembly of The us, Armenian Legal Centre for Justice and Human Legal rights, Armenian National Institute, Assyrian Policy Institute, The Genocide Education and learning Undertaking, Hellenic American Management Council, Hindu American Foundation, In Defense of Christians, Global Affiliation of Genocide Students, Center East Forum and UCLA’s Promise Institute for Human Rights.
Developing upon the 2019 passage of H.Res.296 and S.Res.150 – which especially turned down any official US affiliation with Armenian Genocide denial – and President Biden’s recognition of the Armenian Genocide in 2021, the Armenian Genocide Training Act seeks to counter discourse and propaganda that statements that Ottoman Turkey’s systematic and deliberate state-sponsored mass murder, countrywide dispossession, cultural erasure and exile of tens of millions of Christians involving 1915 and 1923 did not acquire position.
“Remember the Armenian Genocide and all genocides. Remember with caring and protest. We cannot bring back again our victims, but we can honor them by pledging to human heritage that we will oppose any and all genocidal murders of peoples and cultures. Protecting against genocide – which includes to our enemies – is our accurate memorial,” stated genocide scientific studies pioneer Dr. Israel Charny upon introduction of the Armenian Genocide Education and learning Act.
To inspire associates of Congress to cosponsor and get the job done for the passage of this measure, visit https://anca.org/training.