Resolution Calling on Turkey to Stop Denying the Armenian Genocide

WHEREAS, the California Democratic Party has taken the position that the Armenian Genocide must be recognized; and

WHEREAS, the government of Turkey must take responsibility for the Armenian Genocide and apologize for the crimes of the Turkish State under Ottoman rule; and

WHEREAS, 2015 is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian Genocide;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Los Angeles County Democratic Party joins the worldwide commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in solidarity with the Armenian people and urges the Government of Turkey to stop denying the Armenian Genocide; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Los Angeles County Democratic Party will communicate this resolution to the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C. and the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles and to the Armenian Embassy in Washington, D.C. and the Armenian Consulate in Los Angeles and to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry.

Authored by: Thomas Patrick O’Shaughnessy, Region 3 Vice Chair, LACDP

Adopted by LACDP 4/14/15

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