Rename 91st Street in New York to Ukrainian Street!
Demonstrate solidarity with the people of Ukraine by renaming 91st Street, – home of the United States’s Russian Consulate in New York – to Ukrainian Street.
As you are reading this petition, the entire 40-mln nation of Ukraine is fighting for its freedom against Russian aggression. People of various professions are being armed to protect their native cities, thousands are volunteering to join the Armed Forces to bravely protect their country. Civilians spend their nights in bomb shelters because residential areas of Kyiv and other cities are being shelled from army-grade missiles.
Living away from Ukraine, it is sometimes hard to know how you can support the people under attack. However, there is one way you can, simply by supporting the campaign to rename 91st Street to Ukrainian street. This would be a simple but incredibly meaningful act of symbolic support for the courageous Ukrainian people who defend the values of freedom and democracy from the 2nd strongest military power in the world.
As you know, Russia with its leader Vladimir Putin demonstrates quite poor historical knowledge about Ukraine. Russia seems to forget that Ukraine is a sovereign state. At the same time, Ukraine is the homeland of people whose long struggle for independence has been a testament to their unyielding, indomitable spirit and free will. Walking down the Ukraine Streets for Russian representatives to their embassies and consulates all over the world would be a great daily reminder of Ukraine's sovereignty with democracy and freedom as its highest values.
Several European countries have already changed the Russian embassy’s address line for Ukraine. Albania gave part of a street a new name "Free Ukraine Street," Lithuania renamed a street to "Ukrainian Heroes Street" and Latvia – "Independent Ukraine Street".
The United States has a great track record in solidarity with what is right. Today cities in 41 states have streets named after Martin Luther King Jr. Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive was renamed after Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, a Haitian-born Black pioneer and trader who was the first non-Indigenous settler of the city. In Downtown Washington D.C. two blocks across from the White House became Black Lives Matter Plaza. New Hampshire Avenue in front of the Saudi Arabian Embassy to be designated as “Jamal Khashoggi Way,” honoring the Washington Post journalist killed in the Saudi consulate in Turkey in 2018. Let’s do it again for Ukraine!
We call for global solidarity and address officials, mayors, activists to initiate and support the renaming of the streets with Russian Embassies and consulates into Ukraine Streets all over the world!
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For more information about current events in Ukraine also check out We are Ukraine – a repository of truth about the war in Ukraine and Ukraine’s contribution to freedom and lasting peace in the world.