Ukraine

  1. How Russia’s inexcusable invasion of Ukraine fits into the broader context of the global decline of democracy;
  2. How what’s happening right now underscores the urgent need for green energy investment;
  3. Why we’re happy with President Biden’s leadership in this moment & what we want to continue to see from him; and
  4. What you can do right now.

The global rise of authoritarianism

Unchecked autocrats

Ukraine underscores the critical importance of green energy investment

Biden’s handled a bad situation well so far. Here’s what we want to keep seeing from the Administration in coming days

  1. Pursue peace: President Biden must continue his focus on diplomacy to encourage Russia to cease its offensive.
  2. Hold aggressors accountable: The United States and our allies must continue ongoing and escalating sanctions targeting Putin and his oligarchs.
  3. Provide humanitarian assistance and relief to those impacted, including protections for Ukrainians in the United States: As of now, the United States has announced that we’re sending nearly $54 million in humanitarian aid. But, our responsibility doesn’t end there: we echo the calls of 177 organizations (PDF) demanding protection for Ukrainians currently in the US, as well as calls to support resettlement for those currently fleeing the country as refugees.
  4. Make urgent investments in green energy: This isn’t a silver bullet, but it is an important step in fighting back against authoritarian regimes like Putin’s.

What you can do right now

  1. Donate to Ukrainian aid organizations helping people on the ground.
  2. Record a video telling President Biden you’re proud of his leadership & telling him you’ve got his back. Some politicians are using this moment to continue dividing the country and blaming the President for what’s happening in Ukraine. They’re wrong, and it’s important we counter it. Record a video and post it to social media to thank President Biden and encourage him to continue pursuing peace and diplomacy, holding aggressors accountable, and providing humanitarian assistance and relief to those impacted, including protections for Ukrainian immigrants in the United States. You can check out Ezra’s video here if you’re looking for inspiration.
  3. Write a letter to the editor telling your neighbors you’re proud of President Biden’s leadership on Ukraine thus far — and what you’re watching for as the crisis evolves.

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