The Trump Administration weighs lifting sanctions on Russia!

This is URGENT. Russia invaded Crimea, a part of southern Ukraine, in early 2014. The international community reacted to what the EU said was a “deliberate destabilization of a neighboring sovereign country, by imposing restrictive measures against it that are still in place.

Sanctions include asset freezes and travel restrictions against individuals, officials and businesses perceived to be involved in Crimea’s annexation, as well as a ban on imported goods from Crimea and tourism services.

We must not allow Russia’s belligerency to be rewarded, contact your members of Congress! We have a sample letter drafted that you can use.

Contact Erik Lazdins at lazdinse@live.com if you have any questions!

 

How to send an email to your members of Congress:

 

Step 1:

To find your members of Congress, click the following link

https://www.govtrack.us/

 

Step 2:

Type in your address and zip code.

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Step 3:

Your two senators and representative will be listed and hyperlinked in red and click on each one (the ones displayed underneath are just examples).

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Step 4:

Click to contact your member of Congress

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Step 5:

Select that you are a constituent and that you would like to share an opinion

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Step 6:

You will be redirected to their website. Click on the option to contact them, and populate the field with the following sample letter. Feel free to make any changes.

 

Step 7: Submit! Now follow the same instructions for your other two members of Congress.

 

Subject line (copy this):

The U.S. must not lift sanctions against Russia!

 

Body of letter (copy this):

 

As a Latvian-American, I am appalled by reports that the current administration is entertaining the idea of removing sanctions against Russia. The renewed independence of the Baltic states, our NATO allies, was secured twenty-six years ago. However, their sovereignty and security have been threatened by an increasingly aggressive Russia under the leadership of Vladimir Putin. If sanctions on Russia and its regime are lifted, we will undermine our friends, our NATO allies, and America’s moral clarity and leadership. Russia is waging war on Ukraine, threatening its neighbors, and wreaking havoc on the Western world order. We should not be rewarding Vladimir Putin’s belligerent and corrupt behavior. Please speak to your fellow Members of Congress about this urgent matter.

These sanctions, in coordination with the EU and our international partners, send a needed message to Vladimir Putin: that there is a cost and consequences for his regime’s belligerency. We must stand by the people and government of Ukraine in their struggle to secure the territorial integrity of their country. We must stand by our allies. We must stand by our principles. We must stand by democracy. 

Thank you for your time.


CALL CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS TO OPPOSE LIFTING RUSSIA SANCTIONS:

 

Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell: (202) 224-2541

Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan: (202) 225-3031

House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi: (202) 225-4965

Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer: (202) 224-6542

 

Talking points:

  • As a Latvian-American, I am concerned with reports that the current administration will remove sanctions against Russia.
  • The renewed independence of the Baltic states, our NATO allies, was secured twenty six years ago. Their sovereignty and security have been threatened by an aggressive Russia under the leadership of Vladimir Putin.
  • If sanctions on Russia and its regime are lifted, we will undermine our friends, NATO allies, and America’s moral clarity and leadership. Russia is waging war in Ukraine, threatening its neighbors, and wreaking havoc against the Western world order. We should not be rewarding Vladimir Putin’s belligerent and corrupt behavior. Please speak up to your fellow Members of Congress.
  • These sanctions, in coordination with the EU and our international partners, send a needed message to Vladimir Putin, that there is a cost and there are consequences for his regime’s belligerency.
  • We must stand by the people and government of Ukraine in their struggle to secure the territorial integrity of their country. We must stand by our allies. We must stand by our principles.

 

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