Stop funding regime change in Cuba!

The U.S. has spent over a billion dollars trying to overthrow the Cuban government. That’s our tax money being used to violate international law!


Dear Secretary of State Antony Blinken,

The United States has spent well over a billion dollars in regime change efforts in Cuba. This is U.S. taxpayer money being used to punish a civilian population, churn up conflict, and engage our government in actions that are contrary to international law.

At a time when our nation is engaged in a serious debate about funding healthcare, education, green jobs and social service, it is mind-boggling that we continue to spend millions of dollars a year on outlandish programs aimed at overthrowing the Cuban government.

Why should our hard-earned money fund rappers in Cuba? Or a plane that tries to broadcast TV and radio into Cuba but gets its signal blocked? Or phony HIV prevention workshops designed to turn young Cubans against their government? Or a Twitter-like app designed to spur dissent? Or state-sponsored propaganda that nobody listens to? Or a plan to malign Cuban doctors fighting Covid-19 in dozens of countries overseas?

This wasted taxpayer money has created an entire industry, mainly in Miami, that is dependent on continuing U.S. aggression against Cuba. Enough is enough. We call on you to stop funding regime change in Cuba.


Sincerely,

 

CC: USAID Administrator Samantha Power
NED President Carl Gershman
Rep. Greg Meeks, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair
Sen. Bob Menendez, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair
Rep. Barbara Lee, Chair House Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs
Sen. Chris Coons, Chair Senate Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs

 

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  • Richard Van Aken
    signed 2021-11-10 08:06:04 -0500
    Its been a stupid policy predicated on the archaic Monroe Doctrine which should be chucked into the dustbin of history starting now.
  • Nina Allen
    signed 2021-11-09 19:24:23 -0500
  • Jd Elliott
    signed 2021-11-07 19:29:39 -0500
    I had high hopes for you, S! But you have so disappointed me on your laissez-faire and entrenched positions on not reversing the Trump proclamation endorsing Morocco’s theft of Western Sahara … not calling out Israel for it’s decades of apartheid cruelty and theft in Palestine, KSA, and Egypt human rights abuses … and how you are continuing the foolish and counter-productive Cuban embargo.
  • Kate Harder
    signed 2021-11-07 13:38:39 -0500
  • J Lang
    signed 2021-11-07 11:13:22 -0500
  • Howard Chirlin
    signed 2021-11-07 09:41:07 -0500
  • Zhifeng Leo Li
    signed 2021-11-07 06:14:14 -0500
  • Laura Gibney
    signed 2021-11-07 05:46:45 -0500
  • jane mas
    signed 2021-11-06 14:27:33 -0400
  • Byrn Davies
    signed 2021-11-06 02:33:41 -0400
    I demand the end of the murderous U.S. blockade of Cuba and the end of all regime-change efforts by the Biden administration.
  • Maya Roy
    signed 2021-11-06 01:18:43 -0400
  • Thomas Graves
    signed 2021-11-05 21:55:50 -0400
  • Brendan McAleer
    signed 2021-11-05 20:57:03 -0400
  • Suhail Shafi
    signed 2021-11-05 16:57:05 -0400
  • John Miksad
    signed 2021-11-05 13:22:55 -0400
  • Leslie Harris
    signed 2021-11-03 10:30:49 -0400
  • Rev Sandra Mackie
    signed 2021-11-03 10:03:52 -0400
    Violent interventionist policies are not only dangerous for our innocent civilian brothers and sisters around the world, it is a tremendous waste of US tax payer money. History tells us that this kind of overreach will be the end of our system as we know it. This direction in foreign policy absolutely will bankrupt our country. This cruel foreign policy attitude must end – for everyone’s sake.
  • Javier Velilla
    signed 2021-11-02 14:46:07 -0400
    Respeten a Cuba, coño!
  • rosario castorina calì
    signed 2021-11-01 09:53:16 -0400
  • Cynthia Papermaster
    signed 2021-10-31 10:18:43 -0400
  • Susan Von Schmacht
    signed 2021-10-31 02:37:45 -0400
  • Rosemary Ward
    signed 2021-10-29 17:24:24 -0400
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    signed 2021-10-28 22:55:05 -0400
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    signed 2021-10-26 23:42:11 -0400
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    signed 2021-10-26 19:17:07 -0400
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  • Claire Fishman
    signed 2021-10-25 18:04:15 -0400
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  • Kathie Amatniek
    signed 2021-10-24 20:01:00 -0400