CA / Armenian Committee

Monday, September 13 2021

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) announced this week that his request for $1.8 million for the Armenian American Museum was approved by the Legislature.  The highly anticipated landmark, which commenced construction in July, is set to be the first cultural center of its kind in California.

Monday, August 23 2021

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) met with leaders of the Armenian American community in the San Francisco Bay Area earlier this week and toured St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church and the Armenian Cultural Center, which was recently the site of an arson attack and hate crimes.

Thursday, May 27 2021

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Canada Flintridge) announced today that he will participate in the Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and Impact Hub Armenian Social Innovation Development Foundation (Impact Hub Yerevan) on June 1, 2021 to establish a Trade and Services Desk in Armenia

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.