If you are American, please call your Congressman ***today*** to urge him or her to co-sponsor and pass a House equivalent of the U.S. Senate’s Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014. Our Ukrainian American neighbors and friends are united in their support for this bill. The President of Ukraine has asked America for this sort of help. Ukraine deserves it. The bill has passed through the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, has good chances of being passed by the full Senate, but needs to be pushed through the House by Dec. 12. What will this bill do? “The bill designates Ukraine as a major non-NATO ally, reduces dependence on Russian gas, and provides assistance to Ukraine for the military and refugees. This is the single most important thing you can do to help Ukraine.” — from pass2828.org
PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH FRIENDS AND CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN if you, too, were impressed by the dedication of pro-democracy and pro-European Union activists and regular citizens of Ukraine who stood their ground during EuroMaidan protests last winter; if you, too, ground your teeth and fought back tears as you watched the footage showing Ukrainian demonstrators being shot by snipers — who, as we now know, were under command of Russian agents — in Kyiv; if you, too, rejoiced at the establishment of a temporary government and soon later admired the Ukrainians’ ability to conduct clean elections for their new president and parliament; if you, too, felt angry and powerless while reading about the Russian annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula; if you, too, were outraged at the Kremlin’s cynical lies about the Russian Federation’s covert invasion of areas in eastern Ukraine. Putin is a bully. Stand up to the bully! You are not powerless. Call your Congressman to support an equivalent of S.2828 today.
I appeal to Polish American leaders and all Polish Americans to support this legislative action. Please call your Congressman and urge your friends to do the same. Let’s make no mistake about it. The Ukrainians are fighting for our freedom, too.
For more information, please go to http://pass2828.org/ — Please note that the Ukrainian American supporters of this bill are asking you to let them know through this website that you have called your Congressman. It helps them coordinate the overall effort.
If you want to get in touch with Ukrainian activists who are working to get this bill passed, please write to PassS.firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Right now we don’t have a House bill number to refer to, which is why the movement to pass the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014 is referred to, for short, by its senate bill # S.2828. Both houses of the U.S. Congress must pass an identical bill in order for it to be sent to the President for signature.)