The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congressman John Conyers (Democrat-13th Congressional District of Michigan) has joined the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus). Currently, the Caucus numbers twenty members of Congress. Click here to send a letter to your member of Congress to join the Macedonia Caucus.
Congressman Conyers took office in 1965, and is Dean of the House of Representatives, its most senior member. He is also the Ranking Member on the Committee on the Judiciary, as well as a member of the Committees on the Constitution, and Intellectual Property, Competition, and Internet. Prior to his 26 consecutive terms in office, Conyers served in the National Guard and the United States Army Corps of Engineers in the Korean War. He holds a B.A. and J.D. from Wayne State University.
Michigan is home to an estimated 125,000 Americans of Macedonian heritage, of which Congressman Conyers’s district is home to one of the larger Macedonian-American communities in the nation.
“Congressman Conyers joining the Macedonia Caucus and co-sponsoring H. Res. 56 signals a growing number of representatives gaining interest in a strong U.S.-Macedonia strategic partnership. We cannot thank the Congressman enough and we look forward to working with him on advancing this important friendship,” said UMD Director of International Policy, Gorgi Popstefanov.
The Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus) is a bi-partisan group of members of Congress. As the voice for Macedonian-Americans in Washington, D.C., UMD looks forward to working with all Macedonia Caucus members in furthering their work to strengthen U.S.-Macedonia relations.