IMMEDIATE ADVOCACY NEEDED TO PROVIDE MILITARY ASSISTANCE TO UKRAINE AND NON-RECOGNITION OF CRIMEAN "ANNEXATION"

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The U.S. Congress has recessed for their election campaigning and will not resume their session until mid-November.  In the meantime, as the congressmen and senators are campaigning in their respective districts and states, it is imperative that you contact their district offices, request a meeting, and advocate passage of three congressional bills regarding military assistance to Ukraine and non-recognition of Crimea's "annexation" by Russia.  Time is of the essence...Congress will only be in session for a few weeks in November and December.  Ukraine needs assistance from the United States immediately!  Your attention to these issues is highly appreciated!

The two bills in the House of Representatives are:

* H.R.5190, the Ukraine Security Assistance Act of 2014 provides military assistance to Ukraine and designates Ukraine as a Major non-NATO Ally (MNNA).  It was introduced by Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-PA) and is co-sponsored by Reps. Marcy Kaptur and Sander Levin, co-chairs of the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus.

* H.R.5241, the Crimea Annexation Non-recognition Act prohibits the United States to recognize de juro or de facto annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation.  It was introduced by Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA).

The bill in the U.S. Senate is:

* S.2828, the “Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014” provides military and security assistance to Ukraine, designates it as a Major non-NARO Ally (MNNA), and imposes further sanctions on the Russian Federation.  The bill was introduced by the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sens. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Bob Corker (R-TN), respectively.

UNIS requests you contact your elected officials (Senator or Congressman) immediately and request a meeting to seek their support of H.R.5190, H.R.5241, and S.2828.  Please visit http://house.gov or http://senate.gov and find your elected official and send an electronic message requesting their support for the bills.  Briefing papers on the topics are enclosed.

Ukraine has been invaded...it needs the Ukrainian American community’s assistance!   ACT NOW!

Please distribute this information to your e-mail contacts. SPREAD THE WORD - HELP UKRAINE NOW!!

Should you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact the Ukrainian National Information Service at 202 547-0018, or by e-mail at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Observer Application for the October 26, 2014 Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine

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UCCA's International Election Observer Application

 

Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections

October 26, 2014

 

Since 1994, the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) has been hosting delegations of International Election Observers to monitor Ukraine’s presidential and parliamentary elections. In anticipation of the upcoming parliamentary elections in Ukraine on October 26, 2014, the UCCA is once again actively seeking volunteers to serve as International Election Observers.

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UCCA: Action Item Support MNNA Status for Ukraine!

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On July 21, President Petro Poroshenko requested Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) Designation Status for Ukraine live on CNN. In recent months this issue has been a top priority for the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, and has been a major talking point for UCCA's Ukrainian Days in Washington, DC as well as in district Congressional meetings. We now need a big push to get the White House on board.

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REQUEST A JOINT SESSION OF CONGRESS for the PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE

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PRESIDENT POROSHENKO IN WASHINGTON, DC

REQUEST A JOINT SESSION OF CONGRESS

for the PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE


Dear Friends of Ukraine,


Based upon the community's prodding, the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus has initiated a letter of support to House and Senate leadership requesting a Joint Session of Congress for Presdient Poroshenko when he is in Washington in mid-September.  Attached please find the initial UNIS Action Item requesting you to contact your Member of Congress and advocate a Joint Session of Congress.
Please visit http://house.gov and find your Member of Congress and send an electronic message to sign onto the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus letter to the Speaker of the House and Senate leadership to afford President Poroshenko an opportunity to address a Joint Session of Congress. The Caucus letter is listed below for your reference.

Sign onto Letter Inviting Ukrainian President Poroshenko to

Address a Joint Session of Congress

 

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Open Letter to President Obama

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The Ukrainain Congress Committee of America issued the following Open Letter to President Obama on June 3rd.

Dear Mr. President!

The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, the representative organization of over one million Americans of Ukrainian descent, welcomes your decision to meet with the newly-elected President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko during your trip to Poland to mark the 25th anniversary of Poland’s first post-communist elections.

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Press Releases

Advocacy for Ukraine Continues in Washington
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
WASHINGTON DC (UNIS) -- More than two dozen Ukrainian Americans from Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia met on... Read more...
UCCA Calls for Volunteers to Serve as International Election Observers
Monday, 08 September 2014
New York, NY (UCCA) – On July 24th, several political parties left the ruling coalition in Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada. According to Ukraine’s... Read more...
H.R.5190 UKRAINE SECURITY ASSISTANCE ACT OF 2014
Friday, 25 July 2014
Dear Friends of Ukraine,Below please find a press release of today's press conference introducing H.R.5190, the "Ukraine Security Assistance Act of... Read more...
UCCA WELCOMES UKRAINIAN AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TEXAS
Friday, 25 July 2014
New York, NY (UCCA) – The Executive Board of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) is pleased to announce that the Ukrainian American... Read more...
UCCA Welcomes Further U.S. Sanctions Against Russia
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
New York, NY (UCCA) --- The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the representative organization of over one million Americans of... Read more...

Statements

Observer Application for the October 26, 2014 Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine
Tuesday, 09 September 2014
  UCCA's International Election Observer Application   Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections October 26, 2014   Since 1994, the Ukrainian Congress... Read more...
UCCA Welcomes President Obama’s Remarks
Wednesday, 03 September 2014
The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the representative organization of over one million Americans of Ukrainian descent, welcomes... Read more...
While U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on Russia Military Assistance Is Still Sought
Friday, 01 August 2014
New York, NY (UCCA) -- The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the representative organization of the over one million Americans of... Read more...
23rd Anniversary of Ukraine’s Renewed Independence
Friday, 25 July 2014
On August 24th, Ukrainians around the world will mark the 23rd anniversary of Ukraine’s renewed independence.  This monumental declaration by the... Read more...
UCCA: Action Item Support MNNA Status for Ukraine!
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
On July 21, President Petro Poroshenko requested Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) Designation Status for Ukraine live on CNN. In recent months this issue... Read more...
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