This month we mark a whole year of the full-scale war against Ukraine. A whole year of resistance, grieving, rejoicing, and helping Ukraine in any way we can. Other people might get tired of hearing about Ukraine. The russian army still ravages on occupied territories. Russian missiles terrorize women, children, the military and civilians alike. The enemy is trying to exhaust the support Ukrainians receive. It wants Ukrainians to suffer in silence and surrender. Can we let it succeed? Who is there to stay strong, to speak up, and to keep advocating for Ukraine? We are.
“For nearly 365 days of russian relentless, genocidal onslaught, the heroic Ukrainian Armed Forces and the Ukrainian people have stood united in defense of freedom in Europe. Their courage and determination inspire the world,” stated Natalia Pawlenko, President of the UNWLA. “We encourage all our members to join in recognizing 365 Days of Resilience!”
Today we hope you join us in using five strategies to advocate for Ukraine this month.
Request Proclamations from your city or state governments. Check out our step-by-step instructions and sample proclamations to learn how to do it.
An international awareness campaign is set in motion to remind the world with a single voice from the global Ukrainian community about 365 days of unprovoked brutal war that Russia unleashed against Ukraine. The Ukrainian World Congress has put together a package of supplementary materials to coordinate this international campaign.
Ukrainian supporters around the world will hold a Candlelight Vigil during the 48-hour period beginning on the evening of Thursday, February 23. Reach out to your local media outlets to coordinate press coverage. Elected officials will also be in-district through February 26th. Invite your federal elected officials to attend any events you have planned for this period.
On February 25th, there will be a large, group demonstration in Washington D.C. beginning at 2 pm in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
The Lincoln Memorial. John Brighenti from Rockville, MD, United States, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons