Ukraine needs Public Support!
 

Dear Ukraine Supporters,

Ukraine's survival and victory depends on military aid from the US and timely delivery of it. The Supplemental Bill for Ukraine included in the National Security and Border Act, 2024 will be voted on in January or later. At the same time the Pentagon Press Secretary Sabrina Singh made a strong connection between the passing of the next Supplemental Bill for Ukraine and future military aid deliveries. That means no significant weapon transfers are planned in the near future.

During the Holiday Season and in January the best we can do for Ukraine is ask our Senators and Representatives without further delay deliver the remaining $4.2 billion Presidential Drawdown Authority (PDA) in weapons

There is a widely spread misconception that the Pentagon has run out of the replenishment money and therefore new weapon deliveries are not possible until the Congress allocates new funds. However, according to the Pentagon documentation this situation is impossible without serious accounting violations. The Pentagon cannot be using the Congress allocated $25.93 billion in replenishment funds faster than it ships to Ukraine the weapons within the $25.5 billion authorization cap:

MILDEP [Military Department] replacement cost should not be used to determine the replacement value of drawdown articles. MILDEPs should not use replacement cost as the value of defense articles being provided under drawdown authority.

Despite this clearly defined statement many people are under the impression that there are technical obstacles in the way of continuing to provide Military Aid to Ukraine. This is imperative that we urge our Senators and Representatives to use the remaining PDA authorization to supply Ukraine with weapons it needs for survival. This will enable Ukraine to successfully fight against the aggressor, while the US Congress is involved with 2024 US Budget negotiations and other important American priorities.

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    a Call is allways better, however you can also Write to your Representative and Senators.

    I have never called my Representative before. What should I say?

    Senator/Representative John Doe, please help Ukraine win the war. Putin will not wait for the US Congress to balance the 2024 budget, but the Pentagon still has roughly $4.2 billion in PDA authorization from the previous year. All of these Weapons are needed in Ukraine right now. To this day the US gave Ukraine weapons in quantities and qualities insufficient to win the war, which lead to a standstill at high cost for Ukraine defenders. Negotiations with Russia or standstill is not an option. Ukraine's failure is our failure. We want Ukraine to win. It will help bring back stability in the world. Thank you for standing with Ukraine!

    What other important topics can I talk about?

    If your Senator or Representative is a member of an Appropriations Committee you can ask them to reallocate the funds for Ukraine in 2024 Supplemental bill in order to maximize militry aid to Ukraine.

    Note: Committee Memberships are also included when you pull up the contact information for your Senators and Representatives using the above form.

    Here is what you can say on this matter:

    The Military aid to Ukraine in 2024 Supplemental Bill is critically low and is not enough for Ukraine's survival. If the bill is not improved then Ukraine will likely lose the war. I urge you to triple munitions for this year. Reallocate cash and long term commitments if needed. Mandate Administration to ship military aid to Ukraine NOW. They do have allowance leftover for the previous authorizations The Munitions save lives, the cash does not. Thank you for standing with Ukraine

    I am ready for advanced phone calls and advocacy. How can get more involved in advocacy for Ukraine?

    We always look for people ready to do more, advocating for Ukraine! Please email us at contact@ProtectUkraineNOW.org and thank you!

    How to spread this message?

    Ask Your colleagues, friends and relatives directly over the phone for the highest chance to convert into a phone call to Congresspeople.

    Ask your social media followers to engage in #Call4Ukraine challenge.

    If you are an Organization, consider using mailing lists to reach out to your members and subscribers with the message.

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