Chhange congratulates the U.S. Senate for the unanimous passage of Senate Resolution 150 - A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that it is the policy of the United States to commemorate the Armenian Genocide through official recognition and remembrance.
Introduced on April 9, 2019 by NJ Senator Robert Menendez and co-sponsored by NJ Senator Cory Booker, this bill follows the passage of H.Res. 296 – Affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide this past October.
The Armenian Genocide began in 1915 and victimized nearly two million Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire through deportation, dispossession, and destruction of life. The facts of this Genocide have been buried and denied for decades. Yet, the Armenian people and culture continue to flourish in Armenia and the Diaspora.
Both votes mark a milestone for the United States, officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide on behalf of the victims, survivors, and their surviving generations.