On the 106th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) released the following statement:
“Today’s annual commemoration of the Armenian Genocide honors the 1.5 million Armenian men, women, and children who were senselessly massacred. The Golden State, with the largest Armenian diaspora in the world, stands against the regime in Turkey and condemns these atrocities. Turkey’s sordid history includes genocide against the Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks. Until this is acknowledged by the Turkish government, they should not be welcomed by the world community.”
Senator Wilk is a proud author of Senate Bill 457 , which would require the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) and the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) Boards of Administration to allow school districts and cities to opt out of investment vehicles issued or owned by the Republic of Turkey. SB 457 recently passed the Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee.