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VOC’s Director of Government Relations, Karina Lipsman, was appointed to the Virginia General Assembly’s Office of New Americans Advisory Board.

On April 17, 2024, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation (SB 1264) which strengthens Florida’s education standards that require teaching on the dangers and evils of Communism.

In October 2023, a dozen Latin American countries gathered in Mexico to address the ongoing migration crisis in the Western Hemisphere. They concluded that much of the blame should be placed on Washington’s Cuban and Venezuelan sanctions.

Ana Leca, Program Officer for Latin America Programs at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, writes for Fox News about President Nicolás Maduro’s latest crackdown on free speech in Venezuela.

VOC’s President and CEO, Dr. Eric Patterson, writes for World Magazine on the 75th anniversary of the founding of NATO, and its importance as a “collective guardian of peace.”

VOC’s Director of Government Relations, Karina Lipsman, joined fellow human rights groups to meet with the office of Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and discuss advancing the Uyghur Policy Act.

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, Campaign for Uyghurs, and the Uyghur Human Rights Project, were on Capitol Hill urging Congress to support the “Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications” Act.

On March 28th, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25) wrote to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to express appreciation for efforts to support Cubans fighting for democracy, and to request help in freeing political prisoners wrongfully detained. Rep Wasserman Schultz is the co-chair of the newly reestablished VOC Caucus.

On March 15, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation hosted an opening ceremony for the VOC Museum’s latest temporary gallery, “From the Soviet Red Flag to the Lithuanian Tricolor: 50 Years of Struggle for Freedom.”

VOC’s President and CEO, Dr. Eric Patterson, is quoted in a bipartisan resolution introduced by VOC Caucus member Rep. Michelle Steel (CA-45), that urges the Biden administration to protect North Korean defectors.