US Relations

Washington State Congressman Becomes 20th Member of Macedonia Caucus

Washington State Congressman Becomes 20th Member of Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce the newest member to the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus) – Congressman Adam Smith (Democrat-Washington). Congressman Smith represents the 9th Congressional District of the State of Washington and becomes the 20th member of Congress to join the Macedonia Caucus. Congressman Smith was elected to Congress in 1996 and…

Indiana Congressman Marlin Stutzman Joins Macedonia Caucus

Indiana Congressman Marlin Stutzman Joins Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce the newest member to the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus) – Congressman Marlin Stutzman (Republican-Indiana). Congressman Stutzman represents the 3rd Congressional District of Indiana and is the second Member of Congress from Indiana to join the Macedonia Caucus. Congressman Stutzman was elected to Congress in 2010 and is…

U.S. Flag Flown Above Congress Honoring Macedonian Metropolitan Kiril

U.S. Flag Flown Above Congress Honoring Macedonian Metropolitan Kiril

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to inform the public of a very historic occasion for the Macedonian-American community and the Macedonian Orthodox Church. Today, Congresswoman Candice Miller (Republican-Michigan), Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans, arranged for the American flag to be flown above the U.S. Capitol Building in honor of Polosko-Kumanovski Metropolitan Kiril. UMD notes…

Summary of 1st Macedonian-American Leadership Conference

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) held its first Macedonian-American Leadership Conference (MALC2013) from April 11-13, 2013 in Washington, D.C. MALC2013 brought together Macedonian-American leaders of various Macedonian cultural and faith-based organizations from throughout the United States. Macedonian-Americans from Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, New York, New Jersey, and Florida participated. Click here for pictures from MALC2013. “The weekend-long conference was a…

Congressman Kerry Bentivolio of Michigan Joins the Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to welcome Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (Republican-Michigan) as the 18th member of the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus). Congressman Bentivolio represents the 11th Congressional District of Michigan, including the cities of Troy and Bloomfield Hills where many Americans of Macedonian heritage reside. For over 20 years, Congressman Bentivollio served in the…

Metropolitan Metodi Meets with Congresswoman Miller and Congressman Pascrell

Metropolitan Metodi Meets with Congresswoman Miller and Congressman Pascrell

On April 11-14, 2013, His Eminence Metropolitan Metodi of the American-Canadian Macedonian Orthodox Diocese is on his first official visit to Washington, D.C. to attend the United Macedonian Diaspora’s Macedonian-American Leadership Conference. As part of his agenda, Metropolitan Metodi visited the U.S. Congress today to meet with long-standing friends of Macedonia and the Macedonian-American community, Congresswoman Candice Miller of Michigan,…

UMD Announces Macedonian-American Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.

On April 12-14, 2013, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) will host the 1st Annual Macedonian-American Leadership Conference (#MALC2013) at its headquarters in Washington, D.C.  The MALC2013 will bring together Macedonian-American leaders of various Macedonian cultural and faith-based organizations from throughout the United States.   “The weekend-long conference is a unique opportunity for our leaders to come to a central location…

UMD Appoints Its First New York City Representative

UMD Appoints Its First New York City Representative

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Vera Arsova as the first UMD New York City Regional Representative.    “New York City is a home to a sizable Macedonian community, and we are excited to have Vera on board to energize the Macedonians in NYC,” said UMD Board Member and Director of U.S. Operations Trajko…

UMD Applauds President Obama’s Immigration Initiatives

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), on behalf of our nation’s half a million Americans of Macedonian heritage, applauds President Obama’s plan for comprehensive immigration reform in the U.S.  UMD expresses our desire for the Republic of Macedonia to join the Visa Wavier Program, enabling Macedonian citizens to travel to the U.S. for tourism or business on stays of 90 days…

Macedonia Name Issue Brought Up During Kerry Confirmation Hearing

Video: http://www.foreign.senate.gov/hearings/nomination-01-24-2013 Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire stated the following during today’s confirmation hearing of U.S. Secretary of State nominee Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts (minute 2:14:45): “I wanted to raise a final point about the Western Balkans, with so much conflict going on across the Middle East and Northern Africa, we forget that not to long ago…

New York Congressman Maffei Joins Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to welcome the newest member of the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus) – Congressman Daniel B. Maffei (Democrat-New York).  Congressman Maffei represents the 24th Congressional District of New York and is the first member of Congress to join the Macedonia Caucus in 2013.   Congressman Maffei was first elected to…

UMD Expands U.S. Operations Team with Key Strategic Appointments

UMD Expands U.S. Operations Team with Key Strategic Appointments

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Board of Directors was pleased to unanimously appoint six new positions based in the U.S.  Current Board Member Trajko Papuckoski was promoted to Director of U.S. Operations, and five Regional Representatives were appointed, including Nikola Cuculovski, as the UMD Tennessee Regional Representative, Gjorgji Gjeorgjievski, as the UMD Seattle/Washington State Regional Representative, Mishko Josifov, as the…