Friday, June 4, 2010

Lift Travel Ban on Cuba


The Communist Party joins the many nonprofit organizations, churches and advocacy groups and people everywhere that call for an end to the U.S. ban on travel to Cuba.
The travel ban is a violation of the U.S. people’s right to travel and to see Cuba for themselves. We believe that lifting the ban will encourage friendship between the U.S. and Cuban peoples. It is a matter of basic rights.
Ending the travel ban is a demand that all people can agree on regardless of their political views, be they Left, Right or Center. We also believe it is an important first step toward ending the illegal and unprecedented nearly 50-year blockade of Cuba, which deprives the Cuban people of essential goods, trade and economic opportunities and deprives U.S. farmers, businesses and people of needed trade.
Now is our chance!
New legislation — the Peterson-Moran bill — has been introduced in the U.S. Congress to restore the right of U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba. Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-MN), Congressman Jerry Moran (R-KS) have introduced HR 4645, and at least 50 of their House colleagues are cosponsoring.
We call on everyone to call their congressional representatives to congratulate and support those who are on broad and encourage those who are not to sponsor he bill today.
You can easily send your message to Congress by using the online action tools at the Latin American Working Group.
For more on the bill, read the article on HR 4645 in the People's World.