Petition to Ted Cruz, Richard J. Durbin, Cory A. Booker, U.S. Senate
Extend Temporary Protected Status Date (TPS) for Ukrainians NOW!
English/Український/Русский The deportation relief for all Ukrainian Citizens in the US was authorized through a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. However, those who came after April 11, 2022 are excluded. U.S. immigration law authorizes the DHS secretary to offer TPS to immigrants in the U.S. if it is determined that their home countries are unable to safely accept deportees because of armed conflict, natural disasters, an epidemic or other "extraordinary" emergencies. This CERTAINLY qualifies! There are many Ukrainians in the US that came in after April 11, 2022 and need protection NOW! Sign and Share - People of Ukraine need it NOW! #TPS4Ukraine NOW Український: Громадяни України можуть отримати захист від примусової депортації з території США через програму Тимчасового Статусу Захисту (Temporary Protected Status). Цей статус може бути утверджено за указом Секретаря Міністерства національної безпеки США, Алехандро Майоркас, або за указом Президента Байдена про відстрокування примусового виїзду (Deferred Enforced Departure (DED). Імміграційне законодавство США уповноважує Секретаря Міністерства національної безпеки США надавати Тимчасовий Статус Захисту іммігрантам у США, якщо буде встановлено, що їх країни не можуть прийняти депортованих через збройний конфлікт, стихійні лиха, епідемію чи інші надзвичайні ситуації. Дана ситуація справді відповідає цим критеріям! Зараз є багато українців на території США, яким потрібна допомога НЕГАЙНО! Будь ласка, підтримайте дану петицію та поширюйте! #TPS4Ukraine NOW Русский Иммиграционное законодательство США уполномочивает секретаря Национальной Безопасности давать статус TPS тем, кто находится в США, независимо от их статуса, если будет установлено, что их страны не в состоянии принять и предоставить безопасность своим гражданам из-за вооруженного конфликта, природных бедствий, эпидемиологической или другой чрезвычайной ситуации. Защита Украинских граждан от депортации или продление пребывания в стране, независимо от статуса, может быть разрешено через программу под названием Temporary Protected Status (TPS) (Временный Статус Защищенности), которую утвердил секретарь Национальной Безопасности Алехандро Майоркасом. Иммиграционное законодательство США уполномочивает секретаря Национальной Безопасности давать статус TPS тем, кто находится в США, независимо от их статуса, если будет установлено, что их страны не в состоянии принять и предоставить безопасность своим гражданам из-за вооруженного конфликта, природных бедствий, эпидемиологической или другой чрезвычайной ситуации. Проблема в том, что указ включает в себя только людей, которые попали на территорию Америки до 11 Mарта текущего года. В США много Украинцев, которые попали сюда после указанного числа, и и которым необходима защита прямо СЕЙЧАС! Пожалуйста, подпишите и распространите эту петицию – Украинцы в этом очень нуждаются! #TPS4Ukraine NOW
Petition to Apple, Spotify
Ban pro-putin Russian singer Nikolay Baskov from Apple Music and Spotify
Russian singer Nikolay Baskov is openly expressing his support for Putin’s horrific invasion of Ukraine. Baskov posted on his Instagram stating that “Russia doesn’t start wars” and that Russia’s invasion is “in compliance with international war.” Both of those statements are entirely false, Russia began this horrific war and they’re very clearly murdering innocent civilians. It’s essential that the civilized world helps Ukraine through combating Russian propaganda and punishing those who spread it. Apple music, Spotify, and other streaming platforms must remove Nikolay Baskov’s music from their platforms. We cannot allow people who support Putin’s crimes to have a platform, ban Nikolay Baskov now.
Petition to Joseph R. Biden
Establish a no-fly zone in Ukraine
This question isn’t closed. Public pressure is working - already many companies and governments have taken stronger stances against Russia than they were originally ready to because of widespread public backlash. Recent polls show broad support among the American people to answer Zelensky’s plea for a no-fly zone over Ukraine. Politicians will act if they feel that inaction will threaten their re-election. Contact your representatives and have your voice heard. Americans spend nearly $1,000,000,000,000 on our military per year. It is time that such expenditures fulfill their purported purpose of defending democracy against tyranny. The will of the American people, not fiscally motivated self-interest, must once again become the moral compass guiding where military power is projected abroad. Time is of the essence, as each day brings with it fresh reports of brazen war crimes. Unable to achieve its desired military objectives, Russia has doubled down on its tactic of bombarding civilians in the hopes of terrorizing Ukraine into capitulation. Maternity hospitals, schools, holy sites – nothing is spared from wanton destruction. Mariupol and other cities face a growing humanitarian catastrophe after Russia continues to prevent safe evacuation. Intelligence agencies now warn of imminent chemical warfare. Each day the U.S. fails to act we bear a greater and greater responsibility for this unfolding tragedy. The power that the West possesses to end this atrocity brings with it the burden of responsibility to act in such instances of wanton slaughter, especially given the explicit commitments made in the Budapest Memorandum to uphold Ukrainian sovereignty. Ukrainians are fully aware that the difference between success and failure is not just regime change – it is survival or extinction. Putin’s fascism is now clearly evident to the rest of the world, but Ukrainians have been intimately familiar with it ever since they ousted the murderous dictator Victor Yanukovych, who Putin wants to reinstate. This so-called “leader”, who responded to peaceful protests with widespread state-sanctioned kidnapping, torture, and mass murder, who sent death squads of snipers to shoot his own countrymen in cold blood, represents the most abhorrent potential of human nature. Such individuals must be stopped from regaining power at all costs. Current intelligence assessments suggest a high likelihood of Ukraine becoming a quagmire for Russia that could last decades. The Soviet occupation of Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989 provides a preview of the horrors that will certainly occur if Putin’s aggression goes unchecked. If Ukrainians suffer at a rate similar to Afghanis over this length of time, we can expect over 10 million dead, twice as many disabled, and over 30 million displaced. Such a human toll is unconscionable when such a clear path to avert it exists. Sanctions and aid are not enough. Any measures short of those necessary to flip the balance of power in favor of Ukraine only serve to increase the suffering on both sides. America has a choice to either uphold the promises it has made and the ideals it claims to uphold, or sit back and watch the slow genocide of Ukrainians. American leadership thus far has acted only in the interest of avoiding conflict with Russia at all costs, suggesting direct action would threaten our nation’s safety and security. In reality, it is Russia who is at risk and must avoid fighting NATO at all costs. To wilt in the face of blatantly empty threats is to play directly into the enemy’s hands, and doing so would irrevocably damage America’s credibility and prestige internationally. Such diminished standing represents the true threat to national security represented by this crisis. ___________________________________________________________________ In 1994, Ukraine signed the Budapest Memorandum with Russia, the United States, and the United Kingdom, voluntarily giving up the third largest nuclear arsenal in the world. In exchange for forfeiting the security provided by these weapons, the signing nations committed to protect Ukrainian sovereignty, prohibit economic or military foreign coercion, and refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine. The agreement also called for immediate UN Security Council action assisting Ukraine, as a non-nuclear-weapon state, if it should become a victim of an act or threat of aggression involving nuclear weapons. Despite being one of those guarantors, Russia has now launched a full-fledged invasion against Ukraine, with the goal of destroying their government and sovereignty. These actions, in any context, constitute the most extreme possible violation of this agreement. We demand that the US government, as one of the original guarantors of the Budapest Memorandum, create a no-fly zone above the territory of Ukraine. The United States possesses the only military with the strength to impose such necessary protections and such actions would be in accordance with the commitment made to protect nations striving for nuclear disarmament. Allowing Russian aggression to go unchecked would demonstrate to all nations without nuclear capabilities that their safety cannot be ensured by diplomatic means. Note to supporters: If you wish to donate to support the cause, skip the requested donation to boost this petition, which goes almost entirely to Change.org. Please send donations directly to the Ukrainian National Bank for military and humanitarian assistance, or other charitable efforts.
End War in Ukraine - End all Trade with Russia!
I can watch this no longer. We need to speak up Watching the horror of war unfolding in Ukraine. There is a sense of disbelief that this could actually be happening in 2022 in the developed world. Intimidating headlines that speak to the "Nuclear Option" and suggest to us that this is not our fight...are now being replaced with headlines of the heroics of the Ukrainian people fighting hand-to-hand in some cases, while the rest of the world is afraid to get involved because of the so-called threat of the Nuclear Option. But today...after a few days of watching in horror...this feels different. Every day this week, for the first time I can remember, I am reading about more and more small, but important steps being taken around the world to say - NO! This is not going to be OK. Russian businesses, banks, sportsmen and women, teams, oligarchs, SWIFT...anything associated with Russia is today becoming off-limits and isolated from the world we want to live in. We live in such a globally connected world, we are seeing the countries of the world waking up to the fact that Russia no longer has the privilege to do business with us, or be part of our global economy if they do not respect the sovereignty and democracy of Ukraine. For those of us that are passionate about making the world a better place, we ALL need to add our voice to this movement. Without our voice, our Government may be afraid to go further. President Biden's words at the State of the Union speech set the stage. "Putin has no idea what's coming!!". I personally believe we need to be part of that message. Does Putin think we care...probably not.... Does Putin think we can affect him...probably not.... But the world is coming together on this one, and the voice of opposition to this war is growing, and the noose around the Russian Economy is beginning to tighten. It's hard to think about anything else, while the people of Ukraine are being driven from their homes by missiles and the weapons of modern warfare. So what else can we do? DONATE: To the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund at Global Giving, which will provide shelter, food, and water to the millions of refugees fleeing their homes. The money will also be used for health and psychosocial care, as well as education and economic assistance. WRITE/CALL: Your elected leaders - our President, our Senators, and Representatives and urge them to end ALL trade with Russia, including oil and gas. By our actions, let's show all world leaders that War is Not The Answer if you want to trade with the free world.
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.
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)
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?????
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.