System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian is
urging fans to ring up President Dubya at the White House and urge him to fulfill his campaign promise to formally acknowledge the 1915 Armenian Genocide, which has never been officially recognized by the American government, and many citizens don't even know about. The campaign coincides
with the day's commemoration of one of the darker, lesser-known
chapters in the 20th century, during which more than 1.5 million
Armenians were either killed or deported from their homeland during
the World War I era.
Tankian calls on the President to honor his campaign pledge --
"You have seen George W.'s words regarding the Armenian Genocide
before becoming President," Tankian says, in a statement. "Now help
make him stick to yet another promise." For more info, check out the band's website, www.systemofadown.com. To join the phone campaign, call the White House line at 202-456-9491 or 202-456-2380.