March 13, 2023
CODEPINK Joins National Call-In Days to Remove Cuba from State Sponsors of Terrorism List
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CODEPINK along with Massachusetts Peace Action, Democratic Socialists of America, the Latin America Working Group, the Chicago Religious Leadership Network, and others calls for a National Call-In to the White House to Remove Cuba from the List of State Sponsors of Terrorism. The call-in will occur on March 15th and 16th from 11 am to 3 pm EST.
The coalition of groups calls on President Biden to direct the State Department to remove Cuba from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism immediately. Leaders from the public, religious, and civic sectors worldwide have called for Cuba's removal from the list. Even the President of Colombia has stated that there is no justification for Cuba being on the list.
Former President Donald Trump designated Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism during his final days in office. This designation has compounded the already immense challenges faced by the Cuban people, who have been struggling under the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic, 60 years of U.S. trade embargo, and 243 sanctions.
Those who wish to participate can do so here.
This action follows The International Conference for the Normalization of Relations between the United States and Cuba in New York with the presence of over a hundred organizations in solidarity with the liberation of the island from economic warfare.
CODEPINK has spent years as activists in solidarity with the people of Cuba. The U.S. blockade against Cuba has been going on for over 60 years. We condemn the U.S. hybrid war on Cuba and are working on everything from ending the blockade, to removing the Trump sanctions and uplifting the incredible international solidarity that Cuba shows the rest of the world. Cuba Si, Bloqueo No!