Advocacy Capitol Hill Washington DC

Since 1977, UCCA has maintained a permanent Washington, D.C.-based bureau, the Ukrainian National Information Service (UNIS), to assist Ukrainian Americans from across the country in meeting with their elected representatives.

In addition to maintaining our relationships with the bipartisan Congressional Ukrainian Caucus in the House of Representatives and the bipartisan Senate Ukraine Caucus, the UNIS office sends out regular ACTION ALERTS to our membership, informing our grassroots activists of the latest initiatives affecting our community.

Our Focus

Advocating for Democracy and Human Rights in Ukraine

UCCA advocates for democracy and human rights in Ukraine by promoting U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as advocating for the promotion of democratic and judicial reforms.

UCCA also supports the protection of human rights and the rule of law in Ukraine, including the fight against corruption, discrimination, and impunity.

Advocating for Ukrainian American Community Interests and Values

UCCA advocates for the protection and promotion of the Ukrainian American community’s interests and values by working to ensure that Ukrainian Americans are adequately represented in U.S. government policy and decision-making processes.

UCCA also advocates for policies that support the preservation of Ukrainian American culture, language, and heritage, as well as the recognition of the Holodomor as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people.

Our Actions

Cooperate with government authorities

Loyally cooperate with government authorities in their policies for the common good

Establish networks

Establish a network of contacts throughout the country to assist in coordinating and corresponding with civic and religious organizations and institutions.

Publish relevant materials

Publish relevant materials including press releases, journals, books, etc.

Conduct an annual appeal

Conduct an annual appeal for the Ukrainian National Fund (UNF).