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

  • Roxanne Kaimi
    signed 2020-06-17 17:31:06 -0400
  • Mark Matthews
    signed 2020-06-17 17:30:54 -0400
    Rick Scott, you are an evil evil man
  • Janice Holkup
    signed 2020-06-17 17:27:44 -0400
  • Allan Christensen
    signed 2020-06-17 17:27:27 -0400
  • Carol Gilbert
    signed 2020-06-17 17:24:49 -0400
  • rich c
    signed 2020-06-17 17:23:36 -0400
  • Steve Gallant
    signed 2020-06-17 17:21:39 -0400
    Please do the right thing.
  • Luis Lozano
    signed 2020-06-17 17:20:19 -0400
    I support Cuba and its medical missions.
  • Peter Wilson
    signed 2020-06-17 17:19:37 -0400
  • Carol Allen
    signed 2020-06-17 17:18:03 -0400
  • David Gilbert
    signed 2020-06-17 17:18:02 -0400
    Scott would be more transparent on this subject if he just panhandled on Calle Ocho.
  • Richard Buckley
    signed 2020-06-17 17:16:17 -0400
  • Dorothea Gaumnitz
    signed 2020-06-17 17:15:44 -0400
  • Susie Humphreys
    signed 2020-06-17 17:14:13 -0400
  • Barry Malkin
    signed 2020-06-17 17:11:56 -0400
    Concern yourself with the Covid-19 rocking your own state thanks to GOP indifference, or Florida itself will need the Cubans to offer the help the US government should be providing.
  • Ernst Mecke
    signed 2020-06-17 17:11:44 -0400
  • Susan M Lehrer Lehrer
    signed 2020-06-17 17:07:50 -0400
    The challenge to capitalism is open and winning. Money is not their bottom line. God’s love encompasses all, not according to ability to pay, but because one is alive.
  • Gabrielle tarrazi
    signed 2020-06-17 17:05:14 -0400
    NO END IN SIGHT !
  • Susan Yost
    signed 2020-06-17 17:04:19 -0400
  • Michael Loughlin
    signed 2020-06-17 17:03:33 -0400
  • Bill Stansbery
    signed 2020-06-17 17:00:45 -0400
  • Maurice Vaughan
    signed 2020-06-17 17:00:17 -0400
  • Doug Carroll
    signed 2020-06-17 16:58:21 -0400
    Demand a mandatory psychiatric examination for Sen. Scott.
  • Gisèle Blondelle
    signed 2020-06-17 16:55:58 -0400
  • Hail sumon
    signed 2020-06-17 16:52:42 -0400
  • 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

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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