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…

UMD’s 2020 Accomplishments for the Macedonian Cause

UMD’s 2020 Accomplishments for the Macedonian Cause

Social Media Outreach: – 67 Virtual Events, Gatherings, Trivia Nights, Video Messages Garnered 407,000 Views to Date   Charitable Efforts: – UMD Generation M’s Together from Home Campaign Donated $50,000 for the Creation of a new Pulmonary Clinic in Skopje to Combat COVID-19.  – Another $50,000 will be donated for medical equipment in regional clinics in the near future.  …

UMD’s next-gen leaders defend minority rights in the Balkans

UMD’s next-gen leaders defend minority rights in the Balkans

Young leaders in the United Macedonian Diaspora have made a formal submission to the United Nations. The team is calling for radical action to tackle oppression of Macedonian ethnic minorities, notably in Greece and Bulgaria.    The U.N. report, Eliminating Intolerance and Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief and the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 16 (SDG 16) made a call for…

Michigan Governor Proclaims September 8th as Macedonian American Day

Michigan Governor Proclaims September 8th as Macedonian American Day

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer proclaimed today September 8th as Macedonian American Day in the State of Michigan “This recognition shows our Macedonian community is strong within Michigan. Our hard work, passion, and dedication exemplifies commitment for the betterment of the Macedonian community,” said UMD Michigan Chair Deana Janceski. Janceski and UMD member Alek Vasilevski had the opportunity to present this…

Vice President Biden Celebrates Success of Macedonian-Americans on Ilinden Anniversary

Vice President Biden Celebrates Success of Macedonian-Americans on Ilinden Anniversary

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) thanked former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden for issuing a statement today on the anniversary of the Ilinden Uprising and celebrating the success of the Macedonian-American community in the United States who have long strengthened and enriched American society for over a century. UMD is a non-partisan 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit…

Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Walters Proclaims August 2nd Macedonian Republic Day

Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Walters Proclaims August 2nd Macedonian Republic Day

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) thanked Mayor Don Walters for proclaiming today as Macedonian Republic Day, Ilinden, in the City of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio recognizing the value the Macedonian Businessmen’s Club and the Macedonian-American community have brought to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and the United States. Прокламација Додека, 2ри Август го одбележува македонскиот празник Ден на Републиката или Илинден (Празник на…

UMD Celebrates 4th of July, Over a Century of Macedonian Immigration to the U.S.

UMD Celebrates 4th of July, Over a Century of Macedonian Immigration to the U.S.

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) celebrates 244 years of American Independence. Beginning in the early twentieth century, many Macedonians immigrated to the United States fleeing from the violence that resulted from the Ilinden Uprising against the Ottoman Empire. Prior to World War I, a large wave of Macedonians had already migrated to the United States, and this was followed by…

UMD Statement on Passing of Governor Mario Cuomo

UMD Statement on Passing of Governor Mario Cuomo

The United Macedonian Diaspora expresses its deepest condolences over the passing of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo (Democrat), the father of current New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who served as New York Governor from 1983-1995. Governor Mario Cuomo was a true friend to the Macedonian-American community. In a speech to the MPO’s 67th Annual Macedonian Convention in Pittsburgh in…