NNOC calls on members to act now in support of Cuba‏

Apr 17, 2015 by

Dear National Network On Cuba Members and Friends,

 

As we have been saying since December 17, 2014, these are important and historic times not just for Cuba but for those of us who have been involved in the Cuba Solidarity movement; some of us for decades.

 

We followed with anticipation the inclusion of Cuba in the Summit of the Americas which took place in Panama on April 10 and 11.  We had known that Cuba would finally take its long overdue place in the Summit and that the nations of Latin America and the Caribbean would demonstrate greater unity and clarity of that unity than ever.

 

A great display of that unity was the unanimous and strong rejection of the Obama administration’s decree declaring Venezuela a threat to U.S. national security. As we have expressed before and reiterate now, we in the National Network On Cuba stand in solidarity with President Maduro and the people of Venezuela.

 

The meeting of Presidents and Obama at the Summit was, as we know, part of the process of “normalizing” relations between the United States and Cuba.  The meeting was then followed by President Obama’s announcement that Cuba would be removed from the United States State Sponsors of Terrorism list.  We realize that Cuba has NEVER been a “state sponsor of terror”.  We also are aware that the United States policy of destroying the Cuban revolution has not changed.

 

Nonetheless, we, the NNOC co-chairs urge each of you to contact your members of Congress and tell them to support President Obama’s action.  Tell them that we demand an overwhelming approval of this recommendation.  At the same time, tell them that we expect their full and immediate support in ending the blockade and travel ban.  The time for the United States to join with the worldwide community is long overdue.  Make your opinions known. Let’s work together to support Cuban sovereignty and end the blockade.

 

In solidarity,

NNOC Co-chairs

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