Congressman Dan Lipinski Joins Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) announces its partnership with Congressman Dan Lipinski, a proud native of Illinois’ Third Congressional District and former representative of this district in the United States House of Representatives. Congressman Lipinski joins VOC in an advisory role for the Foundation’s advocacy and local outreach efforts in Chicago.
“I’m honored to be joining with VOC to advance the Foundation’s human rights advocacy and educational efforts. Throughout my time in Congress, I worked for the protection of human rights around the world, especially in China where the Communist Party continues its unconscionable oppression of its people, including Uyghurs and other minorities who suffer in concentration camps,” said Lipinski. “Chicagoland is home to tens of thousands of people whose families fled to the United States from all around the world to escape communism. They know the horrors inflicted by communist regimes past and present, as well as the threat of communist ideology. This makes our region an ideal location to continue and expand the advocacy and educational work of VOC.”
Congressman Lipinski was also the founding Co-Chair of the Victims of Communism Caucus in the House—a bipartisan effort undertaken in November of 2017 for the Centennial commemoration of the Bolshevik Revolution.
“We welcome Dan Lipinski to our team. His expertise and proven record of advocating for victims of communism is vital to the success of our outreach in Chicago,” says Edwin J. Feulner, Chairman of VOC.
Chicago is home to tens of thousands of immigrants who have fled communist regimes, including Poland, Lithuania, Bosnia, the Czech Republic, China, and North Korea. The “Windy City” is an educational hub where some of our nation’s top universities are located. Given its educational infrastructure and strong international communities, Chicago is a fitting site for VOC to focus its local outreach.
“We are committed to educating individuals nationwide about the perils of communism to ensure the United States does not fall victim to this horrible ideology,” Feulner notes.
Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is an educational, research, and human rights nonprofit devoted to commemorating the more than 100 million victims of communism around the world and to pursuing the freedom of those still living under totalitarian regimes.