The Tompkins County Legislature stands with the people of Ukraine. The unwarranted aggression by the Russian leadership and military against the people of Ukraine is an attack against the Ukrainian people’s right to an independent, democratic sovereignty. We denounce the invasion and hope for a more peaceful resolution to this crisis and an end to the senseless killing and displacement. 

We express our support for the Ukrainian Americans in Tompkins County and New York State. In Tompkins County we have a proud tradition of inviting, welcoming, and including immigrants and refugees and will continue to do so for Ukrainians as we stand with our Ukrainian brothers and sisters at this most difficult time.

Shawna Black

Chairwoman, Tompkins County Legislature