Sanctioning countries for receiving Cuban docs is evil!

Sanctioning countries for receiving Cuban docs is evil!

Trump and his allies like Senator Rick Scott are slandering Cuban doctors as victims of human trafficking. They aren’t victims, they’re heroes deserving of a Nobel Peace Prize!



Overseas supporters can sign this petition:

Senator Scott,

The Trump administration’s policy and rhetoric towards Cuba is unconscionable, and it is shameful that you are complicit in the lie about Cuban medical missions being related to human trafficking.

Cuban medical personnel are fighting COVID-19 in 27 countries, demonstrating incredible bravery and solidarity in the fight against the pandemic. Cuba, a small country under increasingly heavy sanctions, is showing more global leadership right now than the United States. 

The people of the United States reject your demonization of Cuba’s medical missions. We know the facts:

  1. Cuba’s doctors are volunteers.
  2. They earn higher salaries abroad by volunteering.
  3. The revenues earned by Cuba through some of these missions (not all of them make revenue - poor countries that cannot pay receive the same aid as wealthier countries, but for free) help pay for healthcare and education in Cuba.
  4. Patients are treated free of charge.

You don’t have to take our word for it. Here is what Cuban doctors themselves have said about these baseless allegations:

Dr. Leonardo Fernández: “I’m a slave? I received a free education from my country. I’m a slave? My family gets my full salary while I’m abroad.”

Dr. Graciliano Díaz: “We’re doing this voluntarily. Nobody is forcing me to go. We don’t care that other countries brand us as slaves. What’s important to us is contributing to humanity.”

Nurse Yakelein Guerra: “There are other peoples who need us. People should not be dying when there are professionals who can help them.”

Dr. Julio Guerra: “I’m going because I’m a doctor. This is how doctors everywhere should be educated, to cure people no matter where they are in the world.”

Dr. Ana Pérez: “Helping people in need is just part of being Cuban. There is nothing more just than being able to help people in other countries.”

(Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUYS1EVutmg)

Their solidarity and commitment to providing health care under even the direst of situations is an inspiration to us all. As a result, we are calling for Cuba’s Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade to be awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.

We call on you to retract your false statements and work towards improving U.S.-Cuba relations.

Thank you,

Comments

  • joe anderson
    signed 2020-06-17 16:52:01 -0400
  • Maureen McCarthy
    signed 2020-06-17 16:49:33 -0400
  • DaniaBetzy Batista
    signed 2020-06-17 16:47:22 -0400
    Por la solidaridad entre los pueblos!! Abajo el cruel y genocida bloqueo al pueblo noble de Cuba!
  • Lavina Shaw
    signed 2020-06-17 16:46:25 -0400
    Viva Cuba!
  • Lesley Bryan
    signed 2020-06-17 16:43:29 -0400
    The USA government are absolutely heartless
  • Bert Giskes
    signed 2020-06-17 16:41:59 -0400
  • Michelle L Geil
    signed 2020-06-17 16:40:59 -0400
  • Charles Byrne Byrne
    signed 2020-06-17 16:40:37 -0400
  • Bruce Gowdy
    signed 2020-06-17 16:39:36 -0400
  • sayeed reta
    signed 2020-06-17 16:39:13 -0400
  • Jan Saunders
    signed 2020-06-17 16:38:13 -0400
  • Akram Nadir
    signed 2020-06-17 16:37:07 -0400
    Long live international working class solidarity and unite
  • Reinhold Riedel
    signed 2020-06-17 16:36:04 -0400
  • Hilda Dunn
    signed 2020-06-17 16:35:37 -0400
  • Barbara Menzies
    signed 2020-06-17 16:31:44 -0400
    Sanctioning countries who are desperate for help fighting this global pandemic reinforces America’s growing reputation as vicious, murderous and corrupt in the eyes of the international community.Do the right thing for once.
  • William Johnston
    signed 2020-06-17 16:30:58 -0400
  • Mike McElroy
    signed 2020-06-17 16:30:57 -0400
  • Farzad Qmehr Qmehr
    signed 2020-06-17 16:29:00 -0400
  • Tom Hohn
    signed 2020-06-17 16:28:53 -0400
    Rock, why are republicraps such cruel and heartless bastards?
  • Bob Leppo
    signed 2020-06-17 16:27:35 -0400
  • Shari Johnson
    signed 2020-06-17 16:25:55 -0400
  • Cat Basciano
    signed 2020-06-17 16:25:02 -0400
    I can’t even believe I have to sign a petition to demand you stop doing something so completely morally repugnant. You are disgraceful.
  • Ed McVaigh
    signed 2020-06-17 16:24:58 -0400
  • Anna Maranta
    signed 2020-06-17 16:24:29 -0400
  • Leslie Pfost
    signed 2020-06-17 16:23:57 -0400
  • David Plant
    signed 2020-06-17 16:22:10 -0400
  • Rocio Campos
    signed 2020-06-17 16:21:43 -0400
  • Colin Royle
    signed 2020-06-17 16:17:29 -0400
    Trump, Scott & their ilk, moved by fear and hate because Cuban doctors helping others, shows up their moral vacuum.
  • Koray Sarac
    signed 2020-06-17 16:17:20 -0400
  • Robert Davies
    signed 2020-06-17 16:16:18 -0400

Overseas supporters can sign this petition:

Senator Scott,

The Trump administration’s policy and rhetoric towards Cuba is unconscionable, and it is shameful that you are complicit in the lie about Cuban medical missions being related to human trafficking.

Cuban medical personnel are fighting COVID-19 in 27 countries, demonstrating incredible bravery and solidarity in the fight against the pandemic. Cuba, a small country under increasingly heavy sanctions, is showing more global leadership right now than the United States. 

The people of the United States reject your demonization of Cuba’s medical missions. We know the facts:

  1. Cuba’s doctors are volunteers.
  2. They earn higher salaries abroad by volunteering.
  3. The revenues earned by Cuba through some of these missions (not all of them make revenue - poor countries that cannot pay receive the same aid as wealthier countries, but for free) help pay for healthcare and education in Cuba.
  4. Patients are treated free of charge.

You don’t have to take our word for it. Here is what Cuban doctors themselves have said about these baseless allegations:

Dr. Leonardo Fernández: “I’m a slave? I received a free education from my country. I’m a slave? My family gets my full salary while I’m abroad.”

Dr. Graciliano Díaz: “We’re doing this voluntarily. Nobody is forcing me to go. We don’t care that other countries brand us as slaves. What’s important to us is contributing to humanity.”

Nurse Yakelein Guerra: “There are other peoples who need us. People should not be dying when there are professionals who can help them.”

Dr. Julio Guerra: “I’m going because I’m a doctor. This is how doctors everywhere should be educated, to cure people no matter where they are in the world.”

Dr. Ana Pérez: “Helping people in need is just part of being Cuban. There is nothing more just than being able to help people in other countries.”

(Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUYS1EVutmg)

Their solidarity and commitment to providing health care under even the direst of situations is an inspiration to us all. As a result, we are calling for Cuba’s Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade to be awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.

We call on you to retract your false statements and work towards improving U.S.-Cuba relations.

Thank you,

Will you sign?

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