The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the largest representation of Americans of Ukrainian descent, looks to increase voter participation by the Ukrainian American community in this year’s elections. At the beginning of the primary season, UCCA President Andriy Futey stated, “We strongly encourage our Ukrainian-American community to exercise their right to vote and make their voice heard. Do not sit back and watch from the sidelines. Make your voice heard.”
Since the 11th Congress of Ukrainians in America in 1972, UCCA’s quadrennial conventions have coincided with Presidential Election years and have served as a venue for presidential campaigns to share their visions of U.S.-Ukraine relations. Due to the Coronavirus epidemic, the 23rd Congress of Ukrainians in America was rescheduled to October 2021.
Following the 2020 political conventions at which the Republican and Democratic parties affirmed their candidates for president of the United States, UCCA and its Washington, D.C., bureau – the Ukrainian National Information Service (UNIS) – sent out a presidential questionnaire to help summarize their campaign’s overview of U.S. relations with Ukraine.
This year, the two campaigns have responded with their overview of U.S. relations with Ukraine. Below, please find information about Ukraine from the Democratic and Republican campaigns. We share them publicly to help encourage Ukrainians in America to head to the polls this year.
UCCA and UNIS also reminds our membership and followers that all 435 seats in the House of Representatives are up for election, as well 35 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate. Only by maximizing the Ukrainian American presence at the polls, will incoming Representatives and Senators understand the importance of continued bipartisan support of Ukraine, and continue to enact vital Congressional funding for aid to Ukraine.
Remember to cast your ballot! Your Vote Matters!