Calls on Activists to Tell Obama to Honor His Pledge on the Armenian and Darfur Genocides
LOS ANGELESNEW YORKWASHINGTONIn conjunction with Serjs powerful new song, Yes, Its Genocide, the Armenian Youth Federation has launched a special contest calling on all concerned citizens to stand up and demand the truth from Obama.
Anti-genocide activists are being asked to submit a 30-second-to-1-minute video clip explaining why it is vital for the President to speak honestly about the Armenian Genocide and take action to end the cycle of genocide.
Use the term Yes, Its Genocide in your message to the President and you could be one of two winners to receive tickets to Serj Tankians upcoming concert in Los Angeles and the opportunity to meet Serj backstage.
Other prizes for the most unique and powerful clips include a copy of Serjs upcoming Imperfect Harmonies album, a lithograph of the Yes, Its Genocide music sheet personalized by Serj, and special acknowledgment onwww.SerjTankian.com.
All submitted clips will be sent directly to President Obama as part of the ANCA and AYFs Yes, Its Genocide Action Alert Campaign.
Yes, Its Genocide, is the eighth track of Serjs new Imperfect Harmonies album. Its is a moving tribute to the victims of genocide, with its haunting music and Armenian lyrics inspired by the fear, terror, life and the ultimate death of 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide and a century of genocides to follow.
Portions of the melody were first featured in Tankians 2009 video entreaty to President Obama titled As President I will Recognize the Armenian Genocide, which included remarks by fellow artists and anti-genocide activists Tom Morello, Boots Riley and Congressional Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA). The video (found here) has over 237,000 views and was launched during the ANCAs Fierce Urgency of Now campaign in the weeks leading up to April 24th, the international day of recognition of the Armenian Genocide.