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Ukraine freedom

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Petition to Joseph R. Biden, Honorable Alejandro Mayorkas, Honorable Antony Blinken, Rob Portman, Senator Dick Durbin, Honorable Kathy Hochul, Phil Murphy, Jared Polis, Governor Eric Holcomb, Jay Inslee, Ron DeSantis, Bob Menendez

U​.​S. Needs to Accept Ukrainian Refugees IMMEDIATELY

*UPDATE: April 21st, 2022* A HUGE THANK YOU and congratulations to everyone who has signed, shared, and promoted this petition! Your efforts have helped to build pressure toward changing policies to help Ukrainian Refugees in need. On April 21st, President Biden announced Uniting for Ukraine, a New Streamlined Process to Welcome Ukrainians Fleeing Russia's Invasion of Ukraine. Uniting for Ukraine is a streamlined process for Ukrainian citizens who have been displaced by Russia’s aggression to apply for humanitarian parole in the United States for a period of up to two years. Click here for the full announcement and information on how to apply starting on April 25th. We will continue to watch as refugees begin to apply and seek shelter in the United States to ensure that they are able to make it here to safety soon. Additionally, given that 5 million people have left Ukraine, 100,000 will only make a small dent in the overall resettlement support needed. We hope that the Administration will monitor for future needs as the crisis in Ukraine continues. _________________________________________________________________ My name is Ashley Testa and my family is in crisis. On the morning of February 23rd, my family woke up to the sound of explosions followed by artillery fire. They quickly fled and piled into the car. Despite the fact that my husband, Misha, has U.S. citizenship, our family was not allowed to seek refuge in the U.S. At present, there is NO official Ukrainian Refugee Program in the U.S. for Ukrainian families to come to the United States—even for those who have immediate family members as U.S. citizens or residents or official sponsors. Misha’s mother, sister, sister-in-law, and our four nieces and nephews, ages 5-12, left everything behind. Most tragically, they had to leave their fathers, husbands, sons behind. We do not know if or when they will be reunited. Our family drove towards Poland while bombs went off in the background. They had to share blankets to stay warm in the frigid weather and ration their limited food and gas. After 5 days of driving, they reached the border.  They planned to board a plane to the U.S., but realized that since only one family member had a U.S. green card, they could not go to the U.S. as a family. We were shocked. Luckily, since then, 7 of our family members have received visa approval. However, this is incredibly rare. Only 7 Ukrainian refugees resettled in the U.S. from March 1 - 16. Appointments for Ukrainians to interview for a U.S. visa are booked out through September. Most will also not be approved. Other options such as the Family Reunification immigration process currently have a wait time of about 15 years! President Biden has made several statements over the past week stating that he would “welcome Ukrainian refugees with open arms,” but has yet to do something about it. Lawmakers have proposed solutions, such as offering Humanitarian Parole, and are waiting for action. We beg you to allow Ukrainian families to come here. We’re on our hands and knees. They’ve been through enough. They’ve lost everything. My hope is to reach 500,000 signatures in order to demonstrate the passion of the American people to help refugees to resettle here to President Biden.

Ashley Testa
156,446 supporters
This petition won 2 weeks ago

Petition to President of the United States, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Charles E. Schumer, Dan Meyer

Military and Food Supplies for Ukraine Self-Defense

In 1940, America's Lend-Lease program provided vital military and food supplies to Britain that helped the Brits defend against Hitler's air raids.  It's time to revive this program to help the Ukrainians help themselves as they defend their nation from Russia's invasion.  Ukraine has asked the State Department for a new Lend-Lease program.  Their army and citizens are eager to defend themselves, but are outmatched by Russian weaponry.  This petition calls on the President and Congress to enact and carry out a new Lend-Lease Act for Ukraine. For more information see: Ukraine's request for lend lease: https://www.state.gov/secretary-antony-j-blinken-and-ukrainian-foreign-minister-dmytro-kuleba-at-a-joint-press-availability-2/ Ordinary Ukrainians Take up Arms: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/ordinary-ukrainian-citizens-are-taking-up-arms-to-fend-off-russian-forces-as-they-close-in-on-kyiv/ar-AAUjhvT?OCID=ansmsnnews11 Ordinary Ukrainians Heed Calls to Fight: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/as-russians-advances-on-kyiv-ordinary-civilians-heed-calls-to-fight-for-ukraine-however-they-can/ar-AAUjqmn Senate bill introduced in January. Let's get legislation moving again! (bill information: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/3522/text?r=1&s=1 ) History of World War II Lend-Lease Program: https://www.britannica.com/topic/lend-lease (Photo Credit: Slavyansk, EU/ECHO September 2014)

Lucinda C
235 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden, President, Council of the European Union, European Parliament, European Commission

White house to commit to Ukraine no fly zone

How can we sit back, relax and see these demons kill innocent children of Ukraine? WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF SOMEONE KILLS YOUR CHILD? HOW CAN WE LIVE IN THE WORLD, WHERE ONE MEAT BAG - PUTIN, SLAUGHTERS CHILDREN AND WE ARE SITTING AND WATCHING IT? FOR DONATIONS CLICK HERE - TINY HOUSING REFUGEE CAMPS I do not understand the world. First, we supply Ukraine with lethal weapons and when time comes, where president Zelenskiy is asking for real help, we stay back and say - “it is not our war” or “if we close air space in Ukraine, it will mean war with Russia”. Why are there so many DOUBLE STANDARDS? THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER COUNTRIES DECLARED WAR WITH RUSSIA THE MINUTE UKRAINIAN SOLDIER SHOT THE WEAPON GEARED TOWARDS RUSSIANS, SUPPLIED BY THESE COUNTRIES. What kind of excuse are we coming up with now to avoid direct conflict with Russia. What kind of people are we??? Do we have hearts and brains? How we can sit there and see Putin laughing in our faces, lying to us.  How can we allow these demons to use illegal weapons? Putin clearly doesn't care about any of these threats. 90% of Russia does not have running water, heating and other necessities. They can survive in any condition. Economic sanctions will not hurt average Russians. Only Russians can destroy Putin, but they are all brainwashed zombies. They love and support Putin. Russian news channels are doing everything to glorify Putin. Anybody who says anything about Putin publically gets assassinated without any witnesses. Just to name few - Boris Nemtsov, Vladislav Listyev and former billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky who lost everything and spent many years in jail before escaping to Germany for saying "who is putin" at one of the VIP events. Putin is 21st century HITLER. He is a DEVIL in human flesh. THERE NO ROOM FOR STUPID DIPLOMACY WITH DEMONS!!!! Russia is world's enemy #1. Because of Russia, evolution stops. We must move forward, not backward by watching Russia slaughter innocent people. HOW CAN WE LET THIS GO FOR SO LONG?????? What is wrong with us? What is wrong with Biden and the EU? This is ridiculous and we must at least help save Ukraine! Without our direct participation in this conflict, innocent people, mothers, fathers, and children of Ukraine will die!!! How in the world Biden is saying no?????

Georgiy Kharchenko
560 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

Prioritize Aid and Life-Saving Resources for Ukraine: Sanctions Aren’t Enough!

Today, as we know, President Putin of Russia and under the influence of state television has campaigned their own people and military to believe false intelligence and declared War on the innocent people and democracy of Ukraine. The Ukrainians are feverishly defending their country and resembles how once America came together after Pearl Harbor to support a global attack on society. Ukraine has upheld the democratic values that the United States promotes and spread globally. The sanctions by President Biden and other world leaders take time and will have a toll on Russia and the Kremlin, which we appreciate, but TODAY, you are not helping Ukraine, you are only hurting Russia.  We, citizens, the veteran communities, business leaders, ask that our presence be felt by directly helping the people of Ukraine more so that attacking our nemesis who already has sanctions against them from their interference in our last political election. Outside of any alliance or party line, innocent people are dying, children are displaced, citizens of Ukraine and force to defame their freedoms while a world leader is publicly behind it all. Replenish Ukraine with weapons, clear the skies, protect the innocent. Don’t focus on defeating Russia, Focus on Saving Ukraine and saving democracy in a free world. 

David Franklin, U​.​S. Navy Gulf War Veteran
2,036 supporters