BGR Government Affairs has signed on to provide strategic counsel and advocacy services to New York-based Razom, the nonprofit group that supports democracy in Ukraine.
Formed in 2014 in the aftermath of the Dignity Revolution, Razom delivered more than $62M in medical supplies, communications equipment, generators and food to Ukraine in 2022.
The Razom Advocacy unit serves as the voice of the Ukrainian-American community and uses its platforms to connect experts, change-makers and supporters to push pro-Ukraine policies.
CEO Dora Chomaik, a native NYer and former marketing executive at McGraw-Hill and Thompson Reuters, heads Razom, which means “together” in Ukrainian.
She also worked at George Soros’ Open Society Institute as director of regional media for Central and Eastern Europe.
BGR will push for increased support for Ukraine through financial aid packages, military support, investment and sanctions against Russia.
Its Razom team includes Fred Turner, former chief of staff to Senate Foreign Affairs Committee chief Bob Menendez; Lester Turner, a veteran of the US Agency for International Trade & Development; and Joseph Lai, special assistant for legislative affairs for President Trump.