October 14, 2010 - 19:29 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The Armenian Council of America Political Action Committee (ACA-PAC) announced its official endorsement of US Senator Barbara Boxer who is running for re-election in November. Boxer is challenged by Republican businesswoman Carly Fiorina.
Senator Boxer's longstanding record of her involvement in the Armenian American community was recognized by the ACA-PAC. The ACA-PAC's decision to endorse Senator Boxer stemmed from both her dedication to serving her constituents and her close working relationship with the people she represents in the State. California has the highest population of Armenians in the nation.
The Senator is a true and loyal friend to Armenian Americans and has been committed to advancing issues of concern to the Armenian-American community, including affirming support year after year for the Armenian Genocide through co-sponsorships of legislation affirming the official recognition of the Genocide by the U.S. government. Senator Boxer has visited Armenia and has fought against the illegal blockade of Armenia by Turkey. She has been an advocate of the Armenian Cause and continues to show her loyalty to her Armenian-American constituency by standing up for the rights of Armenian Genocide advocates like Hrant Dink. Boxer co-sponsored legislation in 2007 condemning the murder of the slain Armenian journalist in Turkey, ACA-PAC reported.