MN Ukrainian American Advocacy Committee (MN UAAC) is committed to educating the public and engaging elected officials in bipartisan support of the sovereignty of Ukraine. The committee coordinates advocacy efforts by reaching out to experts, policy-makers, and constituents, ensuring that community’s voices are amplified and heard at the federal, state, and city levels. MN UAAC aims to build allyships across Minnesota, U.S., and the world in support of Ukraine.

Founded in 2016, MN UAAC joined the American Coalition for Ukraine in September of 2022 and participated in its first Ukraine Action Summit in Washington DC.

Summer 2023 Legislative Advocacy
What’s important and what are we asking for?
The Ukrainian government has identified over 19,500 Ukrainian children who have been forcibly deported to Russia. The Kyiv Independent’s War Crimes Investigation Unit established the names of Russian-controlled officials who took part in the abduction and followed the paths of families who risked their lives to bring their children back. Urge your elected representatives to stop the illegal abduction of children from Ukraine to the Russian Federation.

There are four key bills before the Congress. Let’s mobilize to get them passed. 
Contact your Elected Officials Today!

Staffers will make a note of the subject of your call or email. The higher the number of contacts, the higher the priority, the greater the impact!

Sample script for a phone call/email

Good morning/afternoon, Congress(wo)man …
My name is […]. As a constituent, I am calling/writing from [city], [state], to request the congress(wo)man’s co-sponsorship of four key Ukraine-focused legislation:

This issue is important to me because…  [provide a couple of sentences sharing why these issues matters to you].

  1. Condemning the illegal abduction of children from Ukraine to the Russian Federation.
    H.Res 149 | S.Res 158 
    Reports about Abductions:  Yale Report|OSCE report; Hearings: Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on Russian War Crimes; State Dept. Briefing; Video UPROOTED: the Kyiv Independent investigation into Russia’s abduction of Ukrainian children.
  2. Recognizing Russian actions in Ukraine as a genocide H.Res 154 | S. Res 72
    Helsinki Commission hearing: Here; Why theft of children is genocide, also Here; Legal Analysis of Russian Breaches of the Genocide Convention in Ukraine; More info here & here
  3. Designating Wagner as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. H.R. 506 – HARM ACT|S. 416 – HARM ACT; Helsinki Commission Hearing; The Case for Designating Wagner FTO; Wall Street Journal Documentary
  4. Supporting Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) for Ukraine resolution. H. Res 488
    Pressure Builds for Biden to Send Long Range Weapons to Ukraine; Give Ukraine the Weapons it Needs Now

I appreciate your support for Ukraine.
Thank you for your time.
[You name]
[Your address]

Minnesota Senators
Minnesota House Representatives

Add the 3 numbers to your phone, all under P – Politician to click down the list each day – 2 for your senators, 1 for your Representative. 

Minnesota Ukrainian American Advocacy Committee (MN UAAC)

represents all 17,000 Ukrainian Americans in Minnesota, including these organizations:

  • AAYUD (Association of American Youth of Ukrainian Descent)
  • Maidan Minnesota
  • ODFFU (Organization for Defense of Four Freedoms for Ukraine)
  • St. Constantine Ukrainian Catholic Church
  • St. Katherine Ukrainian Orthodox Church
  • St. Michael’s and St. George’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church
  • Ukrainian American Community Center
  • Ukrainian American Youth Association


Ukraine Action Summit, community advocacy summit on the Hill

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If you would like to volunteer with supporting advocacy efforts by putting your passion into real, local action – please complete the form to let the committee know you are interested!