ARMENIAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE OF AMERICA
The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots political organization. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters and supporters throughout the United States and affiliated organizations around the world, the ANCA actively advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.
The main goals of the ANCA are:
To foster public awareness in support of a free, united and independent Armenia
To influence and guide United States policy on matters of interest to the Armenian American community
To represent the collective Armenian American viewpoint on matters of public policy, while serving as liaison between the Armenian community and elected public officials.
The ANCA is active in a number of areas and engages in a wide variety of political and educational activities, including:
Initiating legislation on issues of concern to the Armenian American community such as increasing United States aid levels to Armenia to promote economic and democratic development
Participating in the American electoral process at the federal, state, and local levels by educating elected officials about Armenian American issues and providing Armenian-American voters with up-to-date information about the positions of candidates on Armenian-American issues.
The Armenian National Committee of Illinois (ANC-IL) in Chicago, is a chapter of the Armenian National Committee of America, and was founded in the year 1972.
Armenian National Committee of America