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The Kosciuszko Foundation Supports Polonia’s Action Against the Removal of the Katyn Memorial


05-08-2018
ostatnia aktualizacja 05-09-2018, 09:14

CALL TO ACTION. SAVE JERSEY CITY KATYN MEMORIAL



The Kosciuszko Foundation Supports Polonia’s Action Against the Removal of the Katyn Memorial

The Kosciuszko Foundation supports Polonia’s action against the proposed removal of the Katyn Memorial honoring victims of the 1940 Soviet massacre of thousands of Polish officers. Please contact your congressman or senator and/or forward this email to your friends in NJ to join the protest.

 
CONTACTS:
 
Congressman Albio Sires
Jersey City Office
201 309 0301
Ms. Daarina Chess
Constituent Service Director
 
Senator Bob Menendez
Newark District Office
973 645 3030
Ms. Deb Curto
Director of Constituent Services
 
Senator Cory Booker
Newark District Office
973 639 8700
Mr. Henrique Ferreira
Constituent Services Director
 
 
Sample letter of protest and phrases to use when calling your member of congress or senator:
 
  • State your name and where you are from (in New Jersey)
  • I am appalled by Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop’s decision to remove the Polish Katyn Memorial.
  • To date, the Mayor has not consulted and refuses to meet with the Polish American Community.
  • This is unacceptable behavior from a publicly elected official.
  • I am asking you to intervene in this important matter and take action to SAVE THE KATYN MEMORIAL 
 
Dear Senator / Congressman:
 
I am a Polish-American voter in New Jersey who is deeply concerned about the fate of the Katyn Memorial in Jersey City, New Jersey.
 
Without warning or community outreach, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop has announced that he is removing this important monument. The Mayor has not shared any details about the monument’s fate and refuses to meet with the Polish-American community. This is an unacceptable way to deal with taxpayers and voters so I am asking that you please intervene.
 
This memorial, unveiled in 1991, was the initiative of many Polish and American World War II veterans and it was funded by the Polish-American community to commemorate the 20,000 officers and prisoners of war murdered by the Soviet Secret Police in 1940. It is a monument to truth and it also bears witness to the tragic events of September 11, 2001. It has stood at Exchange Place for over 25 years, and we ask that the monument not be moved. 
 
I am troubled by the lack of communication by Mayor Fulop on this matter and I ask you, as a Member of Congress, to please intervene and facilitate a constructive dialogue with Jersey City community members to reach a resolution which does not require the permanent removal of the Katyn Memorial.
 
 
Respectfully
 

Kosciuszko Foundation
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Founded in 1925, the Kosciuszko Foundation promotes closer ties between Poland and the United States through educational, scientific and cultural exchanges. It awards up to $1 million annually in fellowships and grants to graduate students, scholars, scientists, professionals, and artists, and promotes Polish culture in America. The Foundation has awarded scholarships and provided a forum to Poles who have changed history.

 

 
  
 

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