June 25, 2011...NORA co-sponsored a special fundraiser for friend of Armenians Republican California CongressmanEd Royce in Pasadena, CA. Last Saturday special guest Governor George Deukmejian welcomed the Congressman who most recently co-sponsored HR 306, calling upon Turkey to honor its international obligations to return confiscated Christian church properties and fully respect the rights of Christians to practice their faiths in freedom.
June 18, 2011...NORA congratulates Amy Tarkanian for being elected the new Nevada state Republican Party chairwoman. Amy is the wife of former U.S. Senate candidate and friend of NORA Danny Tarkanian.
July 11, 2011...California Governor Jerry Brown signs into law Bill 173 the Armenian Genocide Victims Rights Bill. It extends the statute of limitations, until 2016, for heirs of Armenian Genocide victims to pursue claims against insurance companies that sold policies during the Genocide but have withheld payment of the claims to the victims & their families. The bill was co sponsored by Assembly Member & NORA friend, Republican Katcho Achadjian.
July 17, 2011...NORA hosted a special luncheon for Republican California Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian at Ca' Del Sole Ristorante in Toluca Lake. Mr. Achadjian, elected to the Assembly in 2010, serves as vice-chairman of the Assembly Banking and Finance Committee and as a member of the Assembly Committees on Higher Education, Transportation and Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media.
Mr Achadjian co-sponsored the passage of California Assembly Bill 173, Armenian Genocide Victims Rights Bill that extends the statute of limitations, until 2016, for heirs of Armenian Genocide victims to pursue claims against insurance companies that sold policies during the Genocide but have withheld payment of the claims to the victims & their families.
National Organization of Republican Armenians
November 8, 2011...Congratulations to Jack Hadjinian for being elected today to the Montebello City Council. Councilman Hadjinian is the former NORA Chairman and current NORA board member.
The city of Montebello is home to the oldest Armenian community in Southern California and has elected its first Armenian American official.
Jack ran a positive campaign focusing on his encouraging and optimistic views on growing Montebello in a fiscally responsible manner. His campaign embodied the true spirit of integrity in political leadership.
November 26, 2011...Congratulations to Congressman Ed Royce (CA-R) for receiving the "MAN OF THE YEAR" award for his unwavering support of Armenian American issues and for co-sponsoring the "Return of Churches" HR 306.
December 13, 2011...THANK YOU GOP! NORA congratulates the efforts of great Armenians in passing the Return of Churches resolution, HR 306. Unlike past democratic controlled Congresses, our true Republican friends delivered! Congressman Eric Cantor (VA-R),the Majority Leader, did something the supposed friend of Armenians Nancy Pelosi did not. Congressman Cantor brought an Armenian initiated resolution to the floor for a vote. The Man of the Year award recipient Congressman Ed Royce (CA-R) championed our cause by co-sponsoring the bill.
Danny Tarkanian wins the straw poll at the Nevada GOP Congressional debate in Las Vegas. Danny is a proud Armenian American running for Nevada's new 4th Congressional district.
June 12, 2012...Danny Tarkanian wins Republican Congressional Primary for Nevada's new 4th Congressional district. He faces his Democratic contendor in the general election on November 6, 2012.