• 18:45 – Armenian PM, Kyrgyz President hold telephone conversation 
  • 00:44 – Armenia, U.S. Discuss Coronavirus, Expanding Relations 
  • 22:34 – Ryanair to Start Armenia Flights in January 2020 
  • 22:50 – Armenian culture, fine cuisine and fascinating history | Yerevan 
  • 22:50 – Armenian culture, fine cuisine and fascinating history | Yerevan 
  • 17:45 – Armenian deputy PM discusses joint programs with EU partners 

ANCA-WR Endorses Lisa Calderon for Assembly District 57

ATTENTION! The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is an Armenian independent democratic state.
Lisa Calderon

Lisa Calderon


MONTEBELLO—The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region has endorsed Lisa Calderon for California Assembly District 57.


The endorsement followed a meeting between Lisa Calderon and Representatives of the ANCA Western Region and ANCA San Gabriel Valley Board of Directors.


“During the meeting, Mrs. Calderon demonstrated a readiness to work with us on a wide range of issues concerning the Armenian community,” remarked ANCA-San Gabriel Valley Chairman Viken Pakradouni, Esq. “We look forward to working closely with Ms. Calderon after the election and in the years to come.” Pakradouni noted that other members of the Calderon family have represented the 57th Assembly District in the past and expressed confidence that the close relationship built up with her predecessors would continue.


The 57th Assembly District covers areas of Southeast Los Angeles County and southern parts of the San Gabriel Valley, including the cities of Whittier and Norwalk.


“I am honored to have the ANCA-WR’s support and the thousands of Armenian-Americans it represents,” remarked Lisa Calderon. “The Armenian Community is one of Los Angeles County’s most vibrant and engaged communities working at many levels to enhance the fabric of our society. If elected, I look forward to advocating for the issues that are important to Armenian Americans across the state and be a strong voice for them in Sacramento.” Lisa Calderon has been involved in Democratic politics and State government for 30 years, serving as a legislative aide in Sacramento and Los Angeles. Most recently, she has worked in governmental affairs for a major local public utility. She has garnered strong support from unions and been endorsed by the California Latino Legislative Caucus.


During the meeting, representatives of the ANCA Western Region and San Gabriel Valley spoke about the lack of proportionate representation of Armenian – Americans in California commissions. The parties also spoke about the efforts by ANCA-WR to ensure that there is representation of Armenian-Americans in the ethnic studies curriculum – mandated through Assembly Bill 2016 – which would acknowledge the significant contributions Armenians have made to the State of California. In response, Calderon acknowledged the current inadequacy on both of those issues, and expressed her support to work with the Armenian community to fully address them.


The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region is the largest and most influential nonpartisan Armenian American grassroots advocacy organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the Western United States and affiliated organizations around the country, the ANCA-WR advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues in pursuit of the Armenian Cause.

advertising in Armenia advertising in Armenia


Views today: 27

  • Thank you for your attention
  • We would be most grateful if you share this article in the social networks.
  • →FMG

    News Feed
    Compassion is key, no matter what
    Italian photojournalist Sergio Ramazzotti has seen the worst of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, followed the escalation of the Libyan Civil War, ...

    Quarantine in metropoles
    More and more cities around the world have opted to quarantine in a bid to counter the spread of the novel coronavirus. And footage from abandoned ...

    The Armenian girl and her Resignation Syndrome
    The captivating portrait of an Armenian girl with Resignation Syndrome – a disorder in which children overwhelmed by trauma slip into a coma-like ...

    How "impressive Diaspora" could help augment Armenia’s IT scene
    Armenia had recently come under the spotlight thanks to several major IT events that Yerevan was hosting, and David Conrad, Senior Vice President ...

    Investments in Armenia’s greenhouses bear fruit
    Growing strawberries and raspberries might seem like an endeavor that’s far removed from the realm of politics. But in Armenia, one of the first ...

    Cultural diplomacy as a driver of Armenia’s economy
    With a rich cultural heritage and a big potential for growth and development, Armenia was the focus of widespread interest for an entire month when ...

    And the Pulitzer Prize went to… a lot of Armenians
    One of the most prestigious awards in the world, the Pulitzer Prize celebrates the best in literature, journalism, music, drama, poetry. While a ...

    Armenia’s eleven
    The last name of the fourth president of Armenia elected by the National Assembly on March 2 is Sarkissian which is a differently-spelled version of ...

    Armenia eco-camps entice more and more foreign travelers
    Armen Kazaryan and Siranish Vardanyan, a married couple who moved from the Russian city of Sochi to Armenia, founded an eco-camp in Kapan, Syunik ...

    Snow art fest is one more reason to pack your bag for Armenia
    This year’s snow art festival, a.k.a Snowman 2018, will be held for the sixth time in the Armenian resort town of Jermuk, set to attract locals and ...

    The craziest Guinness world records from Armenia
    The Guinness Book of Records is full of incredible, unbelievable and sometimes even senseless achievements, like when a Japanese man broke the world ...

    FOCUS TV - Made in Armenia
    EXCHANGE09.06.2016
    USDКурс Доллара00.00000.000
    EURКурс Евро00.00000.000
    GBPКурс Фунта00.00000.000
    BYRКурс белорусского рубля00.00000.000
    UAHКурс гривны00.00000.000
    AMDКурс Армянского драма00.00000.000
    AZNКурс азербайджанского маната00.00000.000
    Armenia Today
    All news→
    FOCUS TV - Made in Armenia
    FOCUS TV - Made in Armenia
    FOCUS TV - Made in Armenia
    Social Networks
    • Facebook
    • Вконтакте
    • Twitter
    Video of the day
    FOCUS TV - Made in Armenia
    FOCUS TV - Made in Armenia
    Armenian Genocide
    All news →