Letter from John Kerry to Armenstock Attendees:
August 28, 2004
I am sorry that I can't join you today at Armenstock, and I want to thank all of you - the organizers of Armenstock, Armenians for Kerry and the Armenian National Committee of America - for bringing so many Armenian Americans together today to help move America forward.
I have been honored to represent tens of thousands of Armenian Americans as a Massachusetts Senator. And I look forward to representing hundreds of thousands of Armenian Americans as the next President of the United States.
It has been my privilege, over the past two decades, to work with the Armenian community on important issues including U.S. recognition of the Armenian Genocide, strengthening U.S.-Armenia relations and trade, lifting the devastating blockades of Armenia and working for a fair and lasting peace in Nagorno Karabagh.
I am honored to have the endorsement of the ANCA. By bringing together Armenian Americans from several states in the Northeast, Armenstock is generating enthusiasm and inspiring political involvement, especially among young Armenian Americans. I appreciate your work to encourage Armenian Americans around the country to go to the polls in record numbers for the Kerry-Edwards ticket on November 2nd.
I want to assure you that, as President, I will continue to fight against the denial of the Armenian Genocide. My administration will recognize April 24, 2005 as the 90th Anniversary of this atrocity and will work to ensure that the lessons of this crime against humanity are used to prevent future genocides. There can be no compromise on the clear moral imperative to end genocide.
Please accept my appreciation for all that you are doing for our campaign, for our communities, and for our great nation.