Congressman Jim Costa joined Armenians from Central Valley California and around the world in marking the 30th anniversary of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) independence last week.
“It's an honor and a great pleasure to shine light on the achievements and contributions made by the people of Artsakh. As we saw with the great American experiment, the path to freedom is never easy. However, we know that freedom and independence are worth fighting for. After three decades, Artsakh and her people have made great strides.
Here in America, certainly in my home in the San Joaquin Valley, CA - the land of William Saroyan - Armenian Americans have contributed to the vibrancy and strength of our own democracy. Please know, my colleagues and I have pledged to continue to work in the U.S. Congress to ensure a free and prosperous Artsakh during these challenging times,” Congressman Jim Costa stated.