PIEDALIETIES, BALSOJIET 12. SAEIMAS VĒLĒŠANĀS SESTDIEN, 4. OKTOBRĪ!

LATVIJĀ JĀDZIRD KATRA ASV DZĪVOJOŠA TAUTIEŠA BALSS! Mums rūp suverēnas, demokrātiskas un latviskas Latvijas pastāvēšana un mums tas jāpierāda, balsojot 12. Saeimas vēlēšanās 4. oktobrī!

Papildus informāciju par vēlēšanām varat atrast ALAs mājas lapā: http://www.alausa.org/lv/citi/12-saeimas-velesanas/

LAIKS POLITISKAI AKTIVITĀTEI IR TAGAD!

Amerikas latviešu apvienība ir norūpējusies par Latvijas drošības jautājumiem un aicina jūs ASV latviešu bažas darīt zināmas ASV kongresam, it sevišķi tagad, kad notikumi Irākā un Sīrijā atņēmuši pasaules vērību no Krievijas agresīvās rīcības pret savām kaimiņvalstīm.

Piesakiet vizītes pie saviem Tautas vietnieku nama pārstāvjiem un senatoriem; sūtiet vēstules (pa faksu vai elektroniski, bet ne pa pastu) Izsakiet atzinību par līdzšinējo polītisko atbalstu un par NATO militāro palīdzību Latvijai. Aicinām uzrunāt šādus jautājumus (turpinājumā angliski):

ALA’s CALL TO ACTION!


Baltic activists visit Congressman Henry Waxman, a California democrat, this summer, to thank him for supporting the Baltic issues
Dear Friends and ALA members! The American Latvian Association is greatly concerned about Latvia’s security due to Russia’s agression in the region. We urge you to strongly voice this concern to your representatives in Congress, especially since events in Iraq and Syria have taken world attention away from Russia’s deplorable actions.

Personally visit your congressmen and senators with this message. Send letters (by fax or e-mail, but not by regular mail). Thank them for their support to date, including support for NATO military assistance in Latvia. In your visits and letters, please raise the following points:
  1. Continue to strengthen the defense capabilities of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia by providing a persistent NATO troop presence, incorporating training and military exercises. Press NATO to reaffirm Article 5, and quickly and unequivocally react to any move on the part of Russia to interfere in the sovereign affairs of its neighbors and members of NATO - Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia
  2. Urge NATO to assume the sale of two Mistral military ships originally scheduled to be sold by France to Russia. (The sale to Russia is temporarily on hold but needs to be redirected entirely.)
  3. Support the European Reassurance Initiative proposed for budget year 2015 that would provide additional funding for Baltic defense. Fact sheet: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/06/03/fact-sheet-european-reassurance-initiative-and-other-us-efforts-support
  4. Counter Russia's propaganda machine by supporting legislation to improve the quality of "Voice of America" broadcasts to Eastern European nations; provide additional news coverage translated into Russian from reliable western news sources.
  5. Maintain, and when needed, tighten economic sanctions on Russia, until Russia reverses the annexation of Crimea and returns it to Ukraine. Support H.R. 5241, the "Crimea Annexation Non-Recognition Act", which prohibits the United States from recognizing the de jure or de facto annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, introduced by Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA).
  6. Bring to public (and diplomatic attention) ongoing Russian provocations, testing the will and stamina of NATO and the US, including: 1) the kidnapping of Estonian citizen Eston Kohver from Estonian territory; 2) interference with the Lithuanian fishing vessel “Jūrų vilkas”; 3) frequent intrusions into Baltic airspace by Russian military jets, and 4) provocative and inflammatory statements by Russian officials such as by Konstantin Dolgov in Riga on September 13, 2014.

WHAT ELSE CAN WE DO TO HELP?

We must actively gather support for Latvia in the United States Congress! - If they are not already a Member, urge your U.S. Representative to join the House Baltic Caucus!

List of HBC Members: http://housebalticcaucus.webs.com/members.htm

Please take time to convey your concern about Latvia’s security to the United States Congress - to your individual congressmen and senators – by sending them letters by e-mail and fax and by personally meeting with them or their staffs.

Also, please review the most recent Policy Brief by the Central and East European Coalition (CEEC), for more background information on these and other important issues: http://ceecoalition.us/. ALA is a CEEC member organization.