California Assembly Joint Resolution


March 13, 1990

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 73

Relative to a national day of remembrance
Of the 75th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.


Filed with Secretary of State: March 13, 1990

WHEREAS,The State of California has proclaimed April 24, 1990, as a day of remembrance within the state for all victims of genocide, especially those of Armenian ancestry who were victims of the genocide perpetrated between 1915 and 1923 and in whose memory this date is commemorated by all Armenians and their friends throughout the world; and

WHEREAS, Senate Joint Resolution 212 and House Joint Resolution 417 would designate April 24, 1990, as the "National day of Remembrance of the 75th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 to 1923," in remembrance of the 1,500,000 people of Armenian ancestry who were victims of the genocide perpetrated by the governments of the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923; and

WHEREAS, Recent violence in the City of Baku, Azerbaijan, against a defenseless Armenian minority resulted in the killing and injuring of hundreds of Armenians; and

WHEREAS, April 24, 1990, should be a national day of reflection in the hope that such tragedies never again occur, and an acknowledgment that threats of genocide have been faced by many people in other parts of the world; now, therefore be it

Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of California, jointly, That the Legislature respectfully memorializes the President and Congress of the United states to support and quickly adopt Senate Joint Resolution 212 and House Joint Resolution 417 to establish a national day of remembrance for the 1,500,000 victims of the Armenian genocide; and be it further

Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the President and Vice President of the United States, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and to each Senator and Representative from California in the Congress of the United States.