Open letter of representatives of mass media, public and charity organizations of the Sumy oblast to the members of the temporary commission of the Supreme Rada of Ukraine for investigating the activities of international donor organizations.
Open letter of representatives of mass media, public and charity organizations of the Sumy oblast to the members of the temporary commission of the Supreme Rada of Ukraine for investigating the activities of international donor organizations
We, representatives of mass media, public and charity organizations of the Sumy oblast want to express our deep anxiety about the creation of the temporary commission for investigating the activities of public organizations existing at the expense of foreign grants.
We are anxious because certain political forces may use the work of this commission for destabilization of the mechanisms of social development and the aid, which is rendered through the public organizations, or for the impediment to the work of public organizations, which promote the development of democracy in Ukraine.
We know nothing about the NGOs, which obtain the finances from the international foundations for the support of some concrete candidates.
We understand the wish of MPs to protect the national interests and are also worried with the fact that many public organizations mainly exist owing to the financial aid rendered to them by international foundations. We are also interested in the growth of Ukrainian component in the budget of these public organizations. Yet, no investigation commissions can stimulate this growth. This problem can be solved only by the adoption of legal acts, which would guarantee the participation of national sources in financing the public initiatives, which would countenance the financing of social sphere by business circles.
For instance, in 1977 the US Congress adopted the law «On reinvestment of local communities», which demanded from banks to invest money in the development of social sphere of the territories, where these banks functioned. We are also hoping for the constructive work of the Supreme Rada directed at the support of public initiatives.
We demand to take our viewpoint into account, since we are a part of the people, which you are representing in the supreme legislative organ.
Anton Aleshchenko, the head of the Sumy oblast youth organization «Matytsya»
Sergiy Aleshchenko, the manager of the Sumy resource center
Anna Babkova, the executive manager of the Union of businessmen of the Trostianets district
Denis Vlasov, the head of the Lebedin town organization of the UUDM
Svetlana Zakharchenko, the head of the Sumy oblast womens youth organization «Kryzovy tsentr»
Oleksandr Kalmykov, the head of the Sumy oblast youth organization «Sumska initsiativa»
Olena Kysil, the head of the Sumy town charity fund «Rostok»
Petro Moskovko, a deputy of the president of the Charity association «Rodina»
Marina Parichenko, a social teacher of the Center of social-labor rehabilitation «Spilnota»
Oleksandr Takul, the head of the Sumy town organization «Public bureau »Pravozakhist«»
Yulia Chorna, an information manager of the public organization «Poriatunok»