02 August 2016
Earlier this year, the Ukrainian National Information Service (UNIS), the Washington DC public affairs bureau of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), initiated the #SUPPORT UKRAINE! campaign to bring more attention to the situation in Ukraine, the plight of Ukrainians enduring the ravages of war in eastern Ukraine, and those who are under constant brutal measures in Russia-occupied Crimea. #SUPPORT UKRAINE! activities included “Ukrainian Days” advocacy events, rallies in front of the White House, and outreach to the mass media. Joining us have been other Central and East European communities who clearly understand that if left unchecked, acts of Russian aggression will drastically effect world security and re-draw the current map of Europe. Ukraine's independence and territorial integrity are paramount to geo-political stability worldwide.
The U.S. Congress is out of session for the traditional August recess. #SUPPORT UKRAINE! campaign is calling upon all Ukrainian community representatives to meet with their Members of Congress in your local districts. This provides a unique opportunity to bring to their attention issues of concern regarding U.S.-Ukraine relations and relevant factors of U.S. security interests in the Central and East European region. Below please find a checklist of questions and concerns to raise with your elected official. Please use the checklist to engage in a discussion with your official and request a written statement in support of our issues.
Thank you for your continued support and attention to this important matter. Should you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact the UCCA at 212 228-6840 or UNIS at 202 547-0018 at your convenience.
In addition, please note the following information regarding commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Ukrainian Independence Day in Congress will be commemorated on Thursday, September 15, 2016. The event will feature an evening reception with remarks by Members of Congress, presentation of awards, as well as a "Ukrainian Day" advocacy event during the day. Additional details will be forthcoming.
25th Anniversary of Ukrainian Independence
September 15, 2016
Congress – Washington, DC
SUPPORT UKRAINE! and celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s restored independence. Walk the halls of Congress during the day advocating for greater assistance to Ukraine and join members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate to honor Ukraine’s renewed independence.
Checklist for Ukrainian America Voters
___ The non-negotiability of the territorial integrity of Ukraine’s internationally recognized borders, including Crimea.
___ Demanding the immediate withdrawal of covert and overt Russian forces and equipment from Ukraine.
___ The “Open Door “ policy for eventual NATO membership for Ukraine.
___ Maintaining and strengthening economic sanctions against Russia until it fully complies with its international obligations.
___ Enhancing the U.S.-Ukraine strategic partnership.
For more info: facebook.com/ucca.org or ucca.org