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U.S. Senate: Recognize Man-Made Famine in Ukraine as Genocide

Ukrainian Genocide Famine Foundation-USA hopes that all of you take on the cause of getting the "Holodomor" of 1932-33 recognized as a genocide. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the "Holodomor" or "Death by Hunger" -- a man-made famine imposed on Ukraine during the Soviet Union by Joseph Stalin’s regime that killed 10 million people. The U.S. House of Representatives has recognized this atrocity for what it is -- a genocide -- but the U.S. Senate still refuses to do so.   During 1932, the Soviet government increased Ukraine's grain production quotas by 44%, ensuring that they could not be met. Starvation became widespread and secret decrees were implemented allowing arrest or execution of any starving peasant found taking as little as a few stalks of wheat, or a potato from the fields he worked. By decree, discriminatory voucher systems were implemented, and military blockades were erected around Ukrainian villages preventing the transport of food into the villages and the hungry from leaving in search of food. Brigades of young activists from other Soviet regions were brought in to confiscate hidden grain, and eventually all foodstuffs from the peasants’ homes.   By 1933, Ukrainians were dying at the rate of 25,000 a day, more than half of which were children. In the end, up to 10 million starved to death, 3 million of which were children. Stalin denied to the world that there was any famine in Ukraine, and prevented international aid from entering the country.   Presently, the United States House of Representatives recognizes Holodomor as genocide, but the Senate does not. As this year marks the 80th anniversary of the Holodomor, there is no better time than now for the Senators of America to recognize Holodomor as a Genocide, but we need your help in getting signatures. 

Please take the two minutes to sign this petition. Please give your name, City and State so that we can make this effort a reality! 

Please remember the 10 million people who died during this terrible atrocity and take the time to help them get the tribute they deserve. Affirmation of the United States Record on the Ukrainian Genocide Resolution calls upon the President to ensure that U.S. foreign policy reflects appropriate understanding and sensitivity concerning issues related to human rights, ethnic cleansing, and genocide documented in the U.S. record relating to the Ukrainian Genocide and the consequences of the failure to realize a just resolution.
Thank you in advance for your help, we truly appreciate you and all of what you do!

 

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  • Senators of the United States of America
  • United States Foreign Relations Committee


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