Our next Cuba Potluck, Film & Discussion, July 25th, 6 p.m.
Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba
- Our Principles -
The Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba consists of both organizations and individuals who have come together based on the points of unity and principles listed below. We hope you also subscribe to them and will join us.
We support the normalization of relations with Cuba.
We oppose any policy of our government designed to increase the misery of the Cuban people in order to obtain political gain.
We oppose the ban on travel to Cuba; and the recently intensified U.S. economic embargo, which has restricted even food and medicine, and discouraged third countries that seek to trade with Cuba.
We support and encourage increased person-to-person contact between the U.S. and Cuba, such as through religious, union, professional, and cultural organizations. U.S. businesses should be allowed to trade with Cuba on the basis of mutual benefit.
We especially seek to overcome the artificial barriers dividing African-Americans in the U.S. from people in Cuba, where a vibrant Afro-Cuban culture continues to thrive.
We also seek to particularly involve and promote activities by area residents of Latin American and Caribbean origin, so they may freely relate to our brothers and sisters in Cuba and help relieve their suffering in the current period.
The coalition is non-partisan and non-sectarian. It is not affiliated with and does not support any political party or candidate.
We do not presume to tell the people of Cuba what political or economic system they should adopt; that is their decision, on behalf of a sovereign nation with the right of self-determination.
The coalition may share and forward information on related activities challenging the embargo that we, as a coalition, have not formally endorsed (such as study tours, and challenges to U.S. restrictions).
EVENT: Webinar — “For all Families, Love is the Law”
June 29 Webinar: Cuba’s International Days Against Homophobia & Transphobia
Friendshipment Welcome/Fundraiser Follow-Up
Watch video of our Friendshipment Welcome/Fundraiser and/or support the Caravan with your donations
ACTION: Ask your Representative to vote NO on H.R. 314 and S.538!
A new bill would codify Cuba’s status as a “sponsor of terror” into law.
EVENT: Peace Action Wisconsin
June 24th Peace Action event and picnic
US Sanctions Against Cuba and Venezuela Spur Migration to Southern Border
Links to two recent pieces, from the Washington Post and Democracy Now!, addressing the effects of United States sanctions policy on the number of people migrating from Venezuela and Cuba.
More US Activists Face Harassment from Authorities upon Return from Cuba
Members of the NNOC May Day Brigade were detained and harassed by US Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Farmers Disappointed by Biden Cuba Policy
Trading with and investing in Cuba is a topic of interest for U.S. farmers and agribusinesses who see their access to the nearby market hampered by U.S. sanctions. “There needs to be two-way trade…
EVENT: Pastors for Peace 2023 Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba Welcoming/Fundraiser Event with Gail Walker
Potluck dinner and program in support of the 2023 Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba.
Honoring the Late Harry Belafonte
Links to two articles remembering Harry Belafonte
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