Wisconsin Passes VOC Day Resolution
VOC is honored that the state of Wisconsin passed a joint resolution to mark November 7 as the victims of communism day. Approved in both chambers of the Wisconsin State Legislature, the resolution was authored by Representative Rick Gundrum (R-Slinger) and State Senator Dan Knodl (R-Germantown).
“It was time for Wisconsin to remember the millions of people who lost their lives to communist regimes,” wrote Representative Gundrum. “Communism has no compatibility with American principles of freedom of speech, free market capitalism, and democracy. We must ensure that the crimes committed by communist governments and the people who were victims of communist genocide are never forgotten.”
Senator Knodl remarked that “We must never allow communism to raise its ugly head again. Communism is a totalitarian ideology that has brought nothing but suffering and death to the people it has subjugated. This commemoration remembers the more than 100 million people who have been killed by communist regimes around the world. We also remember the millions more who have been persecuted, imprisoned, and enslaved. It is important to remember the victims of communism and to fight for freedom and democracy everywhere.”
For more information on the resolution, click here.