“Ukrainian Americans for Raja” Announce Strong Support for Congressman Krishnamoorthi’s Re-Election Campaign
On Ukrainian Independence Day, “Ukrainian Americans for Raja” Announce Strong Support for Congressman Krishnamoorthi’s Re-Election Campaign
Congressman Raja deemed the only candidate in Illinois 8th Congressional District capable of fighting for the Ukrainian American community during this perilous time, thanked for his work on the House Intelligence Committee to bolster Ukraine’s defenses
SCHAUMBURG, August 24th, 2022- Today, on Ukrainian Independence Day, numerous individual leaders within the Ukrainian American diaspora in Illinois announced their strong support for Congressman Krishnamoorthi, thanking him for his work to bolster Ukraine’s defenses in the U.S. Congress and for his strong presence in the Ukrainian American community throughout the City of Chicago and Illinois.
“Today marks the 31st anniversary of Ukrainian Independence from Soviet Union oppression,” said Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (U.S. House Intelligence Committee, Congressional Ukrainian Caucus). “But this year, we celebrate with a heavy heart as our friends and allies in Ukraine continue to battle against Russia’s vicious, imperialistic invasion. I remain committed to standing with Ukraine, supporting the Ukrainian American diaspora in Illinois, and am honored to be declared the preferred candidate in this race based on my track record of advocacy to bolster Ukraine’s defenses during this immense time of need.”
“Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has been a strong supporter of US assistance to Ukraine in the brutal, unprovoked war with Russia,” said Marta Farion, Vice President of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), Illinois Division, member of national board of UCCA, and President of the Kyiv Mohyla University Foundation of America. “Ukrainian Americans appreciate all that he has been doing in Congress to ensure Ukraine has the means to defend herself from the aggressor.”
“Congressman Krishnamoorthi must be given recognition for his outspoken position regarding the unprecedented and continuous Russian attacks on Ukraine,” said Maria Korkatsch-Groszko, Ph.D., UCCA treasurer, Professor Emerita, Northeastern Illinois University; and Commissioner, Illinois Holocaust & Genocide Commission. “He has openly characterized the targeted killing of Ukrainian civilians, elected leaders and the mass assassination of political dissidents as criminal and in violation of international law. He is firm in his conviction that, those engaged in these genocidal acts must be accountable for their atrocities. His continued efforts on different levels of support of President Zelensky and his democratically-elected government and the people of Ukraine is much appreciated.”
“I had the pleasure of meeting Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi several times at various functions held by the Ukrainian Community,” said Peggy Chryssikos, Community Advocate. “I was touched by his care and concern for the Ukrainian people. I highly endorse Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi on his bid for re-election to Congress in the 8th District.”