Archives for January 2022

PAC MI Communication with President Spula on the National Directors Forum

January 10, 2022

PAC National Directors’ Internet Forum

Dear PAC National Directors,

I was very happy to hear about the recent virtual meeting with the new US Ambassador to Poland, Mark Brzezinski, with a number of representatives of Polonian groups. I was also heartened by Mr. Spula’s presence and his remarks about President Trump keeping his word to support Poland. President Wilson also understood the importance of Poland to the future of peace in Europe, as did the then future 31st President, Herbert Hoover, when visiting post war and newly forming Poland in 1919. During that visit he witnessed a heartbreaking scene in Warsaw. Twenty five thousand children had walked barefoot to pay him homage. Within hours he telegraphed for help and 700,000 overcoats and 700,000 pairs of shoes were shipped to Poland before the onset of winter.

We earnestly hope that President Biden, and his closest advisors, recognize the need for such support and protecting the integrity of Poland’s borders. God forbid that any “Yalta like” decisions are made. I believe that Polish American Congress can play a critical role, during these perilous times, in leading a unified and organized Polonia in calling out our desire to protect and defend Poland. Its safety and prosperity affect us all here in US. I look at the meeting with the ambassador as a game changer and a reminder that several developments need to occur as soon as possible:

  1. Poland’s safety is a concern of all Polonia-worldwide, therefore our PAC ought to try to establish understandings with leading Polonian organizations in other countries (Canada, Australia, Argentina, Ukraine, France, etc.) with the goal of communicating on vital issues with Polonia of the World.
  2. President Spula’s efforts to represent Polonian interests will be enhanced when other groups are involved in a collaborative and consultative process which should serve to strengthen and unite us all.

3. President Spula can benefit by surrounding himself with people knowledgeable on issues and world developments leading to more energetic action plans our times demand.

Such increased attention and efforts help to pay back the debt we owe to the 25,000 Polish volunteers who left families, jobs and their comforts and went to fight for Poland during WWI and afterwards in Poland. We continue to help and fortify ourselves and our ethnic group in America when we NEVER lose our fighting spirit.

Sincerely

Ann Bankowski, President
Polish American Congress-Michigan Division

PAC MI Communication with President Spula on National Directors Forum

Communication to the PAC National Directors and President Spula

Winter Newsletter 2021

Urgent News

POSTED BY JOHN CZOP

 

 

Dear Friends of Ukraine,

 

 

The threats to Ukraine’s sovereignty and security are multi-faceted, including the potential completion of the NordStream2 political pipeline.  Given the continued threat of Kremlin aggression against Ukraine, the NordStream2 project is still active and we must pursue all measures to halt its future operation.  

 

To raise the profile of the NordStream2 pipeline sanctions, the Ukrainian National Information Service (UNIS) urges you to contact your senators to support S.3436, the Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Implementation Act.  The vote for the bill in the U.S. Senate is scheduled for no later than January 14th.  An article about the bill is provided in a link below:

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/588837-democrats-cruz-set-for-showdown-over-russian-pipeline

 

Please contact your senators’ offices and express your deep concern about the security vacuum which would occur should the NordStream2 project be operational.  Below (and attached) please find an Action Item and sample letter for your convenience.  To contact your senators, please visit www.senate.gov

 

Your communication with your senators will denote the importance and urgency to stop the completion of the political pipeline.

 

 

#StopNordStream2

 

 

 

 

 

Sample Text to Senators

 

 
Dear Senator (name):

 

As a constituent, please support S.3436, the Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Implementation Act, a bill that enhances sanctions against the completion of Russia’s NordStream2 political project.  Current Russian threats against Ukraine, including the completion of the NordStream2 pipeline, threaten the security of a Europe “whole, free, and at peace.”

 

Your support is greatly appreciated.

 

Sincerely,

(name) 

 

 

 

Should you have any questions or comments, please contact the Ukrainian National Information Service (UNIS) at:  unis.sawkiw@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Michael Sawkiw, Jr.
UCCA Executive Vice President

and

Director – Ukrainian National Information Service
(Washington Bureau – Ukrainian Congress Committee of America)
Ukrainian National Information Service
311 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
tel:  (202) 547-0018
fax:  (202) 547-0019
e-mail:  unis.sawkiw@gmail.com
Twitter/Instagram:  @UNISdirect
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ukrainian-National-Information-Service-UNIS/198575390157933

 

Visit us on the web at:  www.ucca.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Czop

 

Director of Policy Planning

 

 

Polish American Congress

1612 K Street, NW, Suite 1200

Washington, DC 20006

Tel.: (202) 296-6955

Fax: (202) 835-1565

Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Polish-American-Congress

Join us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/polishamericancongress

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Czop

 

Director of Policy Planning

 

 

Polish American Congress

1612 K Street, NW, Suite 1200

Washington, DC 20006

Urgent Information

POSTED BY JOHN CZOP

 

 

Dear Friends of Ukraine,

 

 

The threats to Ukraine’s sovereignty and security are multi-faceted, including the potential completion of the NordStream2 political pipeline.  Given the continued threat of Kremlin aggression against Ukraine, the NordStream2 project is still active and we must pursue all measures to halt its future operation.  

 

To raise the profile of the NordStream2 pipeline sanctions, the Ukrainian National Information Service (UNIS) urges you to contact your senators to support S.3436, the Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Implementation Act.  The vote for the bill in the U.S. Senate is scheduled for no later than January 14th.  An article about the bill is provided in a link below:

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/588837-democrats-cruz-set-for-showdown-over-russian-pipeline

 

Please contact your senators’ offices and express your deep concern about the security vacuum which would occur should the NordStream2 project be operational.  Below (and attached) please find an Action Item and sample letter for your convenience.  To contact your senators, please visit www.senate.gov

 

Your communication with your senators will denote the importance and urgency to stop the completion of the political pipeline.

 

 

#StopNordStream2

 

 

 

 

 

Sample Text to Senators

 

 
Dear Senator (name):

 

As a constituent, please support S.3436, the Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Implementation Act, a bill that enhances sanctions against the completion of Russia’s NordStream2 political project.  Current Russian threats against Ukraine, including the completion of the NordStream2 pipeline, threaten the security of a Europe “whole, free, and at peace.”

 

Your support is greatly appreciated.

 

Sincerely,

(name) 

 

 

 

Should you have any questions or comments, please contact the Ukrainian National Information Service (UNIS) at:  unis.sawkiw@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Michael Sawkiw, Jr.
UCCA Executive Vice President

and

Director – Ukrainian National Information Service
(Washington Bureau – Ukrainian Congress Committee of America)
Ukrainian National Information Service
311 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
tel:  (202) 547-0018
fax:  (202) 547-0019
e-mail:  unis.sawkiw@gmail.com
Twitter/Instagram:  @UNISdirect
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ukrainian-National-Information-Service-UNIS/198575390157933

 

Visit us on the web at:  www.ucca.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Czop

 

Director of Policy Planning

 

 

Polish American Congress

1612 K Street, NW, Suite 1200

Washington, DC 20006

Tel.: (202) 296-6955

Fax: (202) 835-1565

Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Polish-American-Congress

Join us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/polishamericancongress

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Czop

 

Director of Policy Planning

 

 

Polish American Congress

1612 K Street, NW, Suite 1200

Washington, DC 20006