Macedonia at 30, UMD Reflects on Diaspora Role & Calls for Unity & Action

Macedonia at 30, UMD Reflects on Diaspora Role & Calls for Unity & Action

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) – the leading voice for Macedonians abroad – celebrates the 30th anniversary of Macedonia’s Independence Day and congratulates all Macedonians in and outside the Republic on this auspicious occasion. UMD reflects on the centuries-old struggle for Macedonian independence and the countless lives lost to ensure that this dream and vision of a free and sovereign…

Michigan House Adopts Resolution Declaring September as Macedonian American Heritage Month

Michigan House Adopts Resolution Declaring September as Macedonian American Heritage Month

This is the first time in U.S. history that a state legislature has passed a resolution declaring Macedonian American Heritage Month. The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is grateful for and proud of House Resolution 149 being adopted by the Michigan House of Representatives recognizing September 2021 as Macedonian American Heritage Month in the state of Michigan, home to an estimated…

Мичиген го прогласи септември за месец на македонското наследство во САД

Мичиген го прогласи септември за месец на македонското наследство во САД

Ова е првпат во историјата на САД државен законодавен дом да донесе резолуција со која се прогласува месец на македонско-американското наследство. Обединетата македонска дијаспора (ОМД) е благодарна и горда за усвојувањето на резолуцијата бр.149 од страна на Претставничкиот дом на Мичиген, со која септември годинава се прогласи за месец на македонско-американско наследство во сојузната држава Мичиген, каде живеат околу 125.000…

UMD: Congressman Paul Mitchell Stood by Macedonia When Others Hesitated

UMD: Congressman Paul Mitchell Stood by Macedonia When Others Hesitated

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), the voice of our nation’s half a million Americans of Macedonian heritage, deeply mourns the untimely passing of our friend Congressman Paul Mitchell, a staunch advocate for Macedonia’s right to self-determination. UMD extends its condolences to Sherry and the entire Mitchell family. Congressman Mitchell served two terms in the U.S. Congress, representing the 10th Congressional…

Mayor Bowser: Macedonia’s Historic Struggle for Self-determination, Parallels the Present-Day Fight for Statehood

Mayor Bowser: Macedonia’s Historic Struggle for Self-determination, Parallels the Present-Day Fight for Statehood

Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, D.C. issued the following: PROCLAMATION MACEDONIAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE DAY August 2, 2021 WHEREAS, today the United Macedonian Diaspora and the Macedonian-American community commemorate the Ilinden uprising of 1903, a revolt in pursuit of a free, independent, and sovereign Macedonia; and WHEREAS, Macedonian independence was initially short-lived, the Ilinden uprising significantly resulted in the formation of the…

UMD Furthers Macedonian Human Rights at 1st IRF Summit in Washington, D.C.

UMD Furthers Macedonian Human Rights at 1st IRF Summit in Washington, D.C.

On July 13-15, 2021, over 1,000 attendees, the leading global voices on religious freedom, came together in person at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. for the inaugural convening of the annual International Religious Freedom Summit (IRF Summit). “The issue of international religious freedom touches every culture, nation, religion, and political system. At present, almost 80 percent of the…

On the Biden Executive Order and 3rd Anniversary of the “Prespa Agreement”

On the Biden Executive Order and 3rd Anniversary of the “Prespa Agreement”

June 17th marks the 3rd Anniversary of the signing of the “Prespa Agreement,” deemed by the preponderance of Macedonians throughout the world as having been forced on them in a flawed, if not fraudulent, manner. The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), as the leading voice of Macedonians abroad, reiterating its unequivocal opposition to the “Prespa Agreement,” will continue to refer to…

UMD Expands; Appoints Boston and Miami Chairs

UMD Expands; Appoints Boston and Miami Chairs

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) – the leading non-governmental, non-partisan, non-political educational advocacy organization promoting the interests of Macedonians and Macedonian communities worldwide – has announced the appointment of Anica Dimitrova and Valentina Talevska to the global UMD Chair Committee.   Anica Dimitrova was born in Stip, Macedonia, and graduated from Goce Delchev University in Macedonia with a finance degree. She…

UMD Saddened by Passing of Macedonia Caucus Founding Member Rep. Alcee Hastings

UMD Saddened by Passing of Macedonia Caucus Founding Member Rep. Alcee Hastings

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is saddened to learn the news of the passing of our friend Congressman Alcee Hastings of Florida, at age 84, from pancreatic cancer.  Congressman Hastings distinguished himself as an attorney, civil rights activist, and then a member of Congress. Serving 15 terms, Mr. Hastings was a champion for human rights and minorities – the first…

UMD Statement on the Inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris

UMD Statement on the Inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), a 501(c)3 nonpartisan organization and the voice of more than half a million Americans of Macedonian heritage, congratulates Joseph R. Biden on being sworn-in today as the 46th President of the United States, and to Kamala D. Harris, the daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, on making American history as the first female Vice President…

UMD Condemns Capitol Hill Attack

The United Macedonian Diaspora unreservedly condemns the armed violence and terrorism aimed at the heart of American democracy this week.  The forceful storming of the United States Capitol was an attempted coup against democratic ideals. In seeking to overturn a presidential election, the perpetrators betrayed the very freedoms they claim to defend – the right of the people to vote…

UMD welcomes press increase

The United Macedonian Diaspora has welcomed increased news coverage of the name change debacle. Broader coverage has been achieved of the plight of ethnic Macedonians in Greece and Bulgaria whose governments deny their existence. A column by UMD’s Alastair Stewart was published in The Times. It draws on parallels between a maybe independent Scotland and Macedonia’s tragic experience on the…