The Honorable (Name)
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515
Dear Congress(wo)man (Name):
Influential oligarchs in Ukraine operate outside the rule of law with impunity because of their close ties to the Ukrainian government. Presently these individuals are doing everything in their power to prevent fair and democratic presidential elections on October 31.
The U.S. Government has an excellent opportunity to take action against those guilty of undermining and threatening the democratic process in Ukraine by enacting an effective policy which will punish the guilty for their political and economic misdeeds, but at the same time, advance the country's path toward full democracy and rule of law.
I urge you to sign on as a co-sponsor of H.R. 5102 "Ukraine Democracy and Fair Elections Act of 2004" which was introduced in the House of Representatives by California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher on September 15, 2004. The purpose of this bill is "to encourage the promotion of democracy, free, fair, and transparent elections, and respect for human rights and the rule of law in Ukraine." In addition, the bill expresses the support of the U.S. Congress "for individuals and organizations in Ukraine that promote the integration of Ukraine into the European community of democracies."