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UKRAINIAN FAMINE-GENOCIDE RESOLUTION IN CONGRESS! ACTION ITEM: Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) has introduced a resolution
  

Michael Sawkiw, Jr., President
Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA)
Washington, D.C., July 30, 2003

 

 

Dear Ukrainian Community!

 

In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Ukrainian Famine-Genocide of 1932-1933, Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) has introduced a resolution to honor the victims of the tragedy inflicted upon the Ukrainian people. Attached, please find an Action Item to write to your congressman requested their support and co-sponsorship of the resolution. It is imperative that we as a community make our voice known in Washington and in the halls of Congress.

 

Should you have any questions regarding this e-mail, please contact the Ukrainian National Information Service (UNIS) at (202) 547-0018, or via e-mail at  unis@ucca.org.

 

Furthermore, to reach out to as many Ukrainians Americans as possible, please pass this internet message along to your friends.

 

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.

 

Michael Sawkiw, Jr., President
Ukrainian Congress Committee of America
Washington, D.C.


July 28, 2003 UNIS ACTION ITEM
Vol. VIII, No 3

 

Ukrainian Famine-Genocide Resolution in Congress

On July 24, 2003, Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI), co-chair of the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus, introduced a resolution (H. Con. Res. 254) to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Ukrainian Famine-Genocide of 1932-1933. The resolution recognizes the draconian treatment of the Ukrainian population during the Ukrainian Famine-Genocide and expresses a sense of Congress that condemns this act perpetrated by Josef Stalin and the Soviet government.

Currently, the resolution is co-sponsored by Reps. Curt Weldon (R-PA) and Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), co-chairs of the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus. The Ukrainian National Information Service (UNIS) urges the Ukrainian American community to contact their Representatives and urge them to co-sponsor this resolution. Below, please find attached a sample letter.

Contact information for your Member of Congress may be obtained at:  http://www.house.gov.  Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact UNIS at (202) 547-0018, or by email at  unis@ucca.org.

 

SAMPLE LETTER

The Honorable (Name)
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

 

Dear Representative (Name):

As a member of the Ukrainian American community, I was pleasantly informed of H.Con.Res. 254, which was introduced to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Ukrainian Famine-Genocide of 1932-1933. Perpetrated by the former Soviet government, the Ukrainian artificial famine claimed the lives of over seven million innocent Ukrainian men, women, and children as a means to reduce their independent tendencies and aspirations for nationhood.

 

It is important that the memory of the innocent victims does not vanish. Knowledge of the horrors suffered by the Ukrainian nation will serve as a constant reminder that the Free World cannot rest as long as there exist oppressive regimes. It is our duty to prevent similar genocides from happening ever again. I respectfully urge you to support H.Con.Res. 254 dedicated to the memory of the victims of this heinous crime against humanity. Please add your name as a co-sponsor of the resolution and enlist your support in commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Ukrainian Famine-Genocide.

 

Sincerely,

 

J. Stalin. This Should Not Happen Again
Poster from ArtUkraine.com Collection
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By the Chumak Road of the Thirty Seventh
Poster by B. Boyko
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Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA)
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