ADVOCATE

Your voice matters - use it for Ukraine!

Please call our Texas Senator:

  • John Cornyn Houston office
    713-572-3337

  • Ted Cruz Houston office
    713-718-3057

Also contact your House Representatives as they interact more with local communities. You can find out who is your representative HERE

General Requests

Please be concise and make sure to thank them for taking the time to listen to you.

If at any time they ask what you want them to do – be prepared to emphasize up to 3 of the key issues listed below. Any more than than this will get everything lost in the noise.
IT IS PIVOTAL THAT YOU STICK TO THE BELOW 3-4 ISSUES ONLY at this time.

  1. DESIGNATE RUSSIA AS A STATE SPONSOR OF TERRORISM (a designation under the US law with severe economic consequences)

  2. PROVIDE MORE WEAPONS AND FASTER

  3. COORDINATED SANCTIONS AND ENERGY EMBARGOS
    The US and its allies should increase their efforts to economically isolate Russia and cut off its source of funding for this genocide. Implementation of an overwhelming embargo, not just selective sanctions

  4. SUPPORT THE RUSSIA DISCLOSURE RULEMAKING PETITION
    Have the Securties Exchange Commission (SEC) enact a rule requiring issuers to disclose their business dealings in and with the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus. This will expose businesses who are helping finance Russia's war with Ukraine.

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More information on the Russia Disclosure rulemaking petition

The petition is now officially registered and available on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission website. The public can now provide support/comments. Similar disclosures already exist, e.g. Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Iran Disclosure.

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:

1️⃣ SEND A LETTER TO THE SEC: Email a note explaining why you support the proposed Russia Disclosure to rule-comments@sec.gov. The subject line of your message MUST include the 4-784 file number for the petition. Ok to attach a PDF.

2️⃣ WRITE TO YOUR SENATORS / CONGRESS REPS (or better call them) - relevant contacts based on your address available here: https://lnkd.in/dR32pE96. Request/suggest that they:

(A) Send a letter to the SEC in support of the Russia Disclosure Petition 4-784, and

(B) Support or co-sponsor "HR7228 Reveal Risky Russia Business Act" introduced by Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY), or introduce their own bill

Why is there both an SEC Petition and a Congress Act pursuing similar disclosure requirements? Good question. SEC can introduce a new disclosure requirement independent of Congress, solely based on the Petition, but it may also deny the petition and do nothing. Alternatively, US Congress can REQUIRE SEC to introduce the disclosure - that's how Conflict Minerals and Iran Business disclosures came to be. Of course, Congress requiring the disclosure in a bill would be optimal. But for now, both paths are viable and worth pursuing.

3️⃣ SHARE THIS WITH YOUR NETWORK, especially on Twitter. Tag political and civic leaders, and journalists who can help raise awareness.

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