WASHINGTON–The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) has again called upon President Obama to meet with the broad-based leadership of the Armenian-American community, noting that his failure, over the past three and a half years, to consult personally with representatives of his Armenian-American constituents–major stakeholders in U.S. foreign policy on Armenian issues–is unhealthy for both American democracy and U.S. diplomacy.
To date, despite his January 2008 campaign promise of “active engagement with Armenian-American leaders on the full range of issues of concern to the Armenian American community,” Obama has failed to hold a single meeting with the community’s leadership.
The full text of the ANCA letter signed by Chairman Ken Hachikian is provided below.
August 15, 2012
The Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20500