Statement by City Attorney Candidate Kevin James in Support of President Biden’s Recognition of the Armenian Genocide

Southern California is home to our nation’s largest Armenian diaspora community.

Armenian Americans participate in every aspect of the rich diversity of Los Angeles.

I applaud President Biden’s official public recognition of the 1915 massacre of more than 1 million Armenians as genocide. The President of the United States has joined the official recognition by the United States Congress of the Armenian genocide.

This historic declaration by the President of the United States, supported throughout Los Angeles, comes after generations of advocacy and activism by the Armenian American community led right here in Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office can fight the wrongs of injustice. As City Attorney, I will always join the Armenian American community and community leaders throughout the region in our collective fight for justice, fairness, respect, and dignity.