CA / Armenian Committee

Saturday, April 24 2021

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Canada Flintridge) released the following statement on the 106th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

Monday, April 19 2021

Sacramento, California – Senate Bill 457, a measure introduced by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Canada-Flintridge) and Senator Scott Wilk (R – Santa Clarita), passed the Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee today. SB 457 requires the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) and the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) Boards of Administration to allow school districts and cities to opt out of investment vehicles issued or owned by the Republic of Turkey.

Monday, April 5 2021

The California Armenian Legislative Caucus is holding two scholarship contests for the 2021 commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. California high school students in 9th through 12th grade are invited to participate in an essay contest and/or a visual arts contest to increase greater awareness of the Armenian Genocide on its anniversary. 

Tuesday, February 16 2021

Sacramento, California – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Canada-Flintridge) and Senator Scott Wilk (R – Santa Clarita) introduced SB 457, a measure that requires the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) and the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) Boards of Administration to allow school districts and cities to opt out of investment vehicles issued or owned by the Republic of Turkey.

Wednesday, October 21 2020

Glendale, California – Yesterday, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) sent a strongly worded letter to Mercury Public Affairs calling on the firm to terminate all business with the Turkish Government.  Mercury is under contract with Turkey to provide public relations.