Free Cuba From Harmful Designation as Terrorist Sponsor

Target: President-elect Joe Biden

Goal: Remove Cuba from the Sponsors of Terrorism List and roll back Trump policies inhibiting trade and travel.

Cuba has been wrongfully designated as a sponsor of terrorism. Senator Patrick Leahy stated, “This blatantly politicized designation makes a mockery of what had been a credible, objective measure of a foreign government’s active support for terrorism.” The repercussions of this are incredibly harmful to the Cuban people. It subjects the country to a number of sanctions- limiting imports, exports and financial trade.

Biden has already promised to return to Obama’s “more open approach.” He stated, “Trump’s policies have inflicted harm on the Cuban people and done nothing to advance democracy and human rights.” Sign the petition below to hold the President-elect to his word and ensure that he follows through to free Cuba from this wrongful designation.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President-elect Biden,

The designation of Cuba as a sponsor of terrorism was clearly a step backwards on the road to restoring relations with America’s neighbors to the south. Trump’s decision has been said to make a mockery of the list and to dilute what it actually means to be a sponsor of terrorism. This misguided designation of Cuba has real impacts on its people. It is important to immediately begin the process to remove Cuba from the list and to roll back Trump’s policies.

Cuba cannot stand to be inhibited by the sanctions applied as a result of this designation. It is unjust, a form of political bullying, and frankly an abuse of power. You have made a public promise to remove Cuba from the list. Consider this a notice that the American people were listening and are watching in anticipation to see that you follow through and keep your word. It is a long process to correct this travesty- so you must take action immediately upon your inauguration to minimize the harm done and the impact this will have on the wellbeing of Cuba and the relationship between the nations.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo by: Pedro Szekely 




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