Sign On Letter: Calling for the Normalization of U.S. Relations with Cuba
Urge your congressional representative to sign this Dear Colleague letter today!
The letter, drafted with the ACERE Coalition and prepared by Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), Rep. Cohen (TN-9), and Rep. Gwen Moore, outlines how and why the Biden-Harris administration must immediately reverse the cruel directives, policies, designations, and sanctions imposed by the previous administration. Under Trump and Pompeo, the U.S. increased restrictions on remittances, travel, Cuban industries, import of medical equipment, and withdrew US diplomatic staff - they strengthened the blockade. Repealing these is necessary to end the six decades-long violation of the Cuban people’s rights.
The letter also calls for members to support medical cooperation with Cuba, whose solidarity, bio-pharmaceutical advances, and medical internationalism could be used to benefit our communities during the worsening pandemic. Despite U.S. hostility debilitating the Cuban economy and people, Cuba has carried out a deeply admirable Covid-19 public health response, within their Caribbean nation as well as in more than 40 countries across the Global South and in Europe. Their model has saved tens of thousands of lives.