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UCCA DENOUNCES BARBARIC ATTACK ON PEACEFUL
DEMONSTRATORS IN KYIV'S EUROMAIDAN: CALL TO ACTION
30 November 2013
The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, the representative body of over 1 million
Ukrainian-Americans, denounces the barbaric attack on the peaceful demonstrators gathered
in Kyiv’s Euromaidan who were expressing their desire to integrate into Euro-Atlantic structures.
We call upon the US government and its EU allies to immediately reiterate their support for the
Ukrainian people and their aspirations to join the European community of democracies. We
further call on immediate economic sanctions which will include the freezing of assets and visa
restrictions for Yanukovych and his government. The United States must condemn Russia for
its unabashed attempts to re-establish its empire.
We call upon the Ukrainian American community to contact their elected officials to condemn
this brutal act and impose austere sanctions upon Ukrainian government officials.
Furthermore, we call upon the Ukrainian American community to support the Ukrainian nation
through demonstrations and acts of protests before Ukrainian diplomatic missions.
СЛАБА УКРАЇНІ! ГЕРОЯМ СЛАВА!
Support Ukraine – Contact Congress, the White House, and local media
“Freedoms of speech and assembly are being violated in Ukraine.”
Chicago area Congress contact information-
Mike Quigley - (202) 225-4061
Danny Davis - (202) 225-5006
Dan Lipinski - (202) 225-5701
Louis Gutierez - (202) 225-8203
Peter Roskam - (202) 225-4561
Tammy Duckworth - (202) 225-3711
Jan Schakowsky - (202) 225-2111
Bill Foster - (202) 225-3515
We here in the United States have the opportunity to raise our voice with our elected officials without the threat of
censorship or violence. Let’s make our voices heard in support for the people of Ukraine and their future.
I invite you to take action by not only writing but also calling your elected officials offices in Washington and call their
district offices – they have regional/local offices within their district. Elected officials will be more informed if their
constituency contacts them. If an elected official receives many calls from constituents about Ukraine, they will take notice
and get their respective staff working on it.
This is a grassroots effort that is effective when we all make individual calls, write emails and mobilize within our respective
cities and states. Invite your non-Ukrainian friends to take notice and ask them to support you by contacting their
Below are links to the House of Representatives and Senate. If you don’t know your Representative or Senators, look at
1. Find your Representative - http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
2. Find your US Senators - http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
To contact their local offices, search the Elected Officials website for their local office contact information.
When contacting the elected officials, use the suggested template below:
1. Identify yourself as a constituent (voter).
2. Explain your personal story as to why the issue is important to you and why the elected official should care. Message should be that
freedoms of speech and assembly are being violated.
3. Explain that you are one of many in the congressional district.
4. Offer to email news stories.
a) NY TIMES - http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/01/world/europe/ukraine-protests.html?hp&_r=0
b) The Guardian - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/30/ukraine-bloody-backlash-sanctions-eu
c) CNN - http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/30/world/europe/ukraine-eu-protests/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
d) BBC - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25164990
Contact your local media to give them your personal or community story. The XYZ Village Times might be more inclined to write about
Ukrainians living in their municipality and their fight to support Ukraine.