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House of Representatives
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: October 26, 2023 03:33 PM
From: Representative Liz Hanbidge and Rep. Melissa Cerrato, Rep. Benjamin V. Sanchez, Rep. Steven R. Malagari
To: All House members
Subject: Designating November 2023 as “Ukrainian Holodomor-Genocide Remembrance Month”
Ninety-one years ago, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and his totalitarian regime committed an act of genocide through the implementation of an engineered famine, confiscating all foodstuffs from the Ukrainian people, resulting in the deaths of 7 million to 10 million innocent men, women, and children. This genocide, the Holodomor, meaning “murder by starvation,” was specifically designed by the Soviet regime to punish independent-minded Ukrainians for their resistance to Stalin’s political, economic, cultural, and social subjugation.
With striking parallels between the Holodomor and the war in Ukraine, we cannot allow this history overlooked or to repeat itself. That is why we are introducing a resolution to designate November 2023 as “Ukrainian Holodomor-Genocide Remembrance Month.”
At the time of the Holodomor, the Soviet Union suppressed information about the atrocities it committed. Please join us in co-sponsoring this resolution to ensure that the horrors of the Holodomor are acknowledged and not forgotten.

Introduced as HR256