Stop Trump From Reviving Cuba Embargo

Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States

Goal: Rescind plans to revive the Cuba embargo, including enforcement of travel restrictions.

U.S. President Donald Trump just made good on a campaign promise to deprive ordinary Americans of yet another freedom: the freedom to take a holiday in Cuba.

“I am canceling the last administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba,” Trump said.

This “one-sided deal” was a significant roll back of the U.S. government’s decades old embargo on the island nation. Often referred to as a “blockade,” the embargo is widely unpopular both within the U.S. and internationally. In 2016, a New York Times/CBS News poll found more than 60 percent of Americans oppose the embargo. Internationally, every year since 1992 the United Nations General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to demand the U.S. rescind the embargo. In other words, pretty much everybody opposes the embargo, except for a dwindling handful of hard right hawks.

None of this seems to matter to Trump, who says his administration will resume enforcing the tourism ban for U.S. citizens hoping to visit the island, while also restricting business dealings with the country.

If you think this is ridiculous, please sign this petition urging Trump to rescind the embargo, and give Americans the freedom to travel wherever they want.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Trump,

By vowing to revive the U.S. embargo on Cuba, your administration is stripping Americans of a fundamental right: the right to travel where they want. We all know the Cuba embargo has been one of the worst U.S. foreign policy failures in history. It has achieved nothing but to impoverish the Cuban people, while restricting the freedoms of ordinary Americans. It’s therefore no surprise the embargo is almost universally despised, both domestically and internationally.

Your decision to bring the embargo back from death’s door is a clear cut example of your administration’s commitment to failure and bad ideas. We therefore call on you to rescind plans to reinstate aspects of the embargo, including enforcement of the travel ban.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Anja Disseldorp

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2 Comments

  1. Kathryn Irby says:

    TRUMP WANTS TO REVIVE THE CUBAN EMBARGO SIMPLY BECAUSE HE IS SO INSECURE AND JEALOUS OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S LEGACY!!! HE IS OBSESSED WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA BECAUSE HE IS EVERYTHING TRUMP ISN’T AND SHALL NEVER BE!!!

  2. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

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