List of proclamations

List of Proclamations and other official citations
acquired by Azerbaijani-American members of USAN

A proclamation or citation is an official document usually issued by Mayors of Cities, City Councils or Governors of States on very special occasions. Over the years, the Azerbaijani-American community has received well over a hundred such proclamations. The partial list below showcases some of such proclamations acquired by the U.S. Azeris Network Board of Directors and USAN Activists, using USAN sample text. The typical text of such proclamations is similar to the following text (actual proclamation by the Governor of Wyoming, May 28, 2009), and always mention the Armenia-occupied Azerbaijani region of Karabakh, as well as the occupied town of Kerki in Naxcivan (which is well outside of the NK region); mentions the first Azerbaijan Republic (ADR) of 1918-1920, support for Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity and sovereignty of by U.S.; the total area of Azerbaijan; the secularism of the predominantly Muslim nation; its historically democratic aspirations; the estimated size of the Azerbaijani population in the world, and other things. Some proclamations are longer and include more information about Azerbaijani military contributions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kosovo, its impressive economic performance, its refugees and IDPs, and other important agenda items.

AZERBAIJAN NATIONAL DAY

WHEREAS, the Republic of Azerbaijan was proclaimed on May 28, 1918, stretching from the Caucasus mountains in the north to the Araxes river in the south, Caspian Sea in the east to Kerki in the west, and became the first secular Muslim parliamentary democratic republic in the history of the world, and was recognized as such by other democratic nations of the time, including the United States of America; and

WHEREAS, modern Republic Azerbaijan has an area of 33,440 square miles, includes the exclave of Naxcivan and the Karabakh region, is situated in the South Caucasus region, southeastern Europe; and

WHEREAS, the territorial integrity, state sovereignty and independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan is supported by the United States; and

WHEREAS, every year for the last 91 years, an estimated 40 million Azerbaijanis around the globe, observe May 28 as the National Day of Azerbaijan and remember the contribution of their forefathers to the spread of freedom and democracy in the Caucasus and the greater region;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GOVERNER DAVE FREUDENTHAL, Governor of Wyoming do hereby proclaim May 28, 2009, to be

AZERBAIJAN NATIONAL DAY

in Wyoming.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Executive Seal of the Governor of Wyoming to be affixed this 11th day of May, 2009.

Proclamations about Azerbaijan

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Washington DC proclamations about Azerbaijan

Nevada proclamation about Azerbaijan

 


Mayor of Baltimore Citation for May 28, 2009

 

Mayor of Sparks, Nevada proclamation for May 28, 2009

 


Governor of the Great state of Wyoming proclamation for Azerbaijan National Day, May 28, 2009

 


Mayor of Alexandria, Virginia proclamation on May 28, 2009

 


Governor of Illinois proclamation for May 28, 2009


Mayor of Manassas, Virginia proclamation for May 28, 2009

 


Mayor of Reno, Nevada proclamation of May 28, 2009

 

USAN Proclamation for May 28, 2009 Azerbaijan National Day by the Mayor of Henderson, Nevada

Mayor of Henderson, Nevada proclamation of May 28, 2009

 

County Board of Arlington, Virginia proclamation of May 28, 2009

 

 


Mayor of Miami, Florida proclamation of May 28, 2009

 


Mayor of Boston, MA proclamation for May 28, 2009

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The U.S. Azeris Network (USAN) <http://www.usazeris.org/> is a registered non-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian genuine grassroots advocacy and voter education network that is facilitating political activism and efforts by the Azerbaijani-Americans and other Turkic-Americans and their associations, organizations, councils, conferences, and other formal, semi-formal and informal groups, on federal, state and local levels. USAN is the first nationwide grassroots organization uniting Azerbaijani-Americans, being created by the grassroots, for the grassroots.

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Proclamation from Mayor Adrian Fenty of Washington, D.C., January 20, 2010.

USAN PRESS RELEASE

January 29, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: YesWeCan[at]USAzeris.org

USAN receives a Black January proclamation from the Mayor of nation’s capital, Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. – In response to the U.S. Azeris Network (USAN)’s Black January campaign and activism of its members, Mayor Adrian Fenty of Washington, D.C., extended formal recognition and official commemoration of the Black January 1990 tragedy. The proclamation is included below as well as attached with this press release. It will be available online at the USAN website’s repository of all proclamations received by the Azerbaijani-American community. USAN thanks Mayor Fenty for issuing the proclamation, and the USAN members who took part in the campaign.

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Black January

January 20, 2010

A PROCLAMATION BY THE MAYOR OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

WHEREAS, on January 20, 2010, Azerbaijani-Americans around the world will commemorate the 20th anniversary of Black January; and

WHEREAS, Azerbaijan was invaded on the night of January 19-20, 1990 and hundreds of Azerbaijanis were killed and wounded in a courageous resistance against their attackers; and

WHEREAS, today Azerbaijanis remember this tragic event as one of a series of events that later led to the independence of Azerbaijan:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, THE MAYOR OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, do hereby ask the residents of this great city to remember the victims of Black January.

[signature]

Adrian M. Fenty
Mayor, District of Columbia

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 The U.S. Azeris Network (USAN) <http://www.usazeris.org/> is a registered non-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian genuine grassroots advocacy and voter education network that is facilitating political activism and efforts by the Azerbaijani-Americans and other Turkic-Americans and their associations, organizations, councils, conferences, and other formal, semi-formal and informal groups, on federal, state and local levels. USAN is the first nationwide grassroots organization uniting Azerbaijani-Americans, being created by the grassroots, for the grassroots.

USAN PR#1-8-2010

Black January Proclamation by DC Mayor, 20 Jan., 2010.pdf