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

  • Betty Möller
    signed 2020-06-18 12:57:16 -0400
    We have to stop Trump for hes lies about Cuba
  • Katerina Papagkika
    signed 2020-06-18 12:50:03 -0400
  • Michael Wright
    signed 2020-06-18 12:22:25 -0400
  • Marge Schwartz
    signed 2020-06-18 12:14:05 -0400
  • Edward Gibney
    signed 2020-06-18 12:05:39 -0400
  • J. Zunti
    signed 2020-06-18 12:03:35 -0400
    Psalm 17:10


    They have closed their unfeeling heart, With their mouth they speak proudly.


    Seriously, Senator Scott.
  • Irene Abbotts
    signed 2020-06-18 12:00:54 -0400
  • Joanne Clarke
    signed 2020-06-18 11:36:51 -0400
  • Robert Edwards
    signed 2020-06-18 11:35:56 -0400
    Cuba and Cuban doctors will receive admiration from the world long after Rick Scott is a despised historical footnote.
  • Klaus Dick
    signed 2020-06-18 11:24:14 -0400
  • Ray Pickard
    signed 2020-06-18 11:17:10 -0400
    Sen. Scott is a complete idiot if he thinks this way! He should think of the worlds view of his statement.
  • Graham Spink
    signed 2020-06-18 11:09:46 -0400
  • George Reed
    signed 2020-06-18 10:32:53 -0400
  • gavino gonzales
    signed 2020-06-18 10:28:13 -0400
  • Karen Halderson
    signed 2020-06-18 10:22:19 -0400
  • Brydon Gombay
    signed 2020-06-18 10:19:44 -0400
    Cuban doctors have done so much good all over the world
  • Susan Holvenstot
    signed 2020-06-18 10:07:35 -0400
    I was in Cuba at the start of the pandemic, testing for us foreigners from kind doctors and nurses
  • Adalberto Lima Ramos
    signed 2020-06-18 09:58:12 -0400
  • richard mccrary
    signed 2020-06-18 09:52:53 -0400
  • Ken Darway
    signed 2020-06-18 09:51:32 -0400
    Saving Lives over Politics!!
  • Emanuela Bedendo
    signed 2020-06-18 09:16:58 -0400
  • Tewoderos Teklu
    signed 2020-06-18 08:59:51 -0400
    Humanitarian support like Cuban Medical Doctors do needs our support
  • riaz ahmad
    signed 2020-06-18 08:58:37 -0400
  • jane m
    signed 2020-06-18 08:56:36 -0400
  • Beth Goode
    signed 2020-06-18 08:51:58 -0400
    Politics over people. It’s a shame. Get out of the way and let people help people.
  • Jude Bartlett
    signed 2020-06-18 08:50:08 -0400
  • John Bartlett
    signed 2020-06-18 08:49:00 -0400
    This proposal is insane!
  • André Trilling
    signed 2020-06-18 08:41:01 -0400
  • Jack Amala
    signed 2020-06-18 08:22:43 -0400
    The USA cant even look after their own citizens’ health care, Cuba’s doctors are exemplary. Watch and learn!
  • Adam Izak-Sunna
    signed 2020-06-18 07:58:17 -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,

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