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Take Action: Cuba Is Not a Sponsor of Terrorism; Take Cuba Off the List


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JL
- 549 days ago - signon.org
Today the Boston Globe has published an article stating that Secretary of State John Kerry has already begun reviewing this part of our Cuba policy over the past few days.



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JL A. (275)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 7:27 pm

This past Monday a high-level U.S. congressional delegation departed for Cuba with the goal of meeting with government officials, including President Raul Castro, with the goal of negotiating the release of USAID-subcontractor, Alan Gross, and discussing ways in which the United States and Cuba can move forward in normalizing relations. One of the topics discussed was removing Cuba from the terrorist list.

Today the Boston Globe has published an article stating that Secretary of State John Kerry has already begun reviewing this part of our Cuba policy over the past few days. “Interviews with a series of top administration officials and members of Congress indicate there is a growing consensus in policy and intelligence circles that Cuba’s support for terrorist groups has been terminated and the country should be removed from the list.”

We need to continue to collect signatures on our petition to drive the message home. Cuba is Not a Sponsor of Terrorism; Take Cuba Off the List! Can you forward this email to 5 friends? With your participation in our campaign we can truly begin to embark on a path of normal relations with our southern neighbors.

Sign our petition here if you haven’t yet!

You can also do your part to spread the word by sharing our petition on your Facebook page or on Twitter using #cubaisnot.

Best,

Emily, Mavis and Karina
The LAWG Cuba Team
 

Jason S. (57)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 7:29 pm
Signed, thanks
 

John B. (215)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 9:04 pm
Thanks J.L. for the post and the link to the petition. Read, signed and noted.
"Thanks for signing!"
 

JL A. (275)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 9:13 pm
You cannot currently send a star to John because you have done so within the last week.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 9:23 pm
Signing now
 

JL A. (275)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 9:32 pm
You cannot currently send a star to David because you have done so within the last week.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 9:43 pm
Signed JLA
 

JL A. (275)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 9:57 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Rose because you have done so within the last week.
 

Autumn S. (146)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 10:04 pm
signed and noted, TY JL :)
 

Judy C. (106)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 10:21 pm
Signed. Thanks J.L.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 10:32 pm
Noted and signed. We, as a shipping company who carry containers have a lot of problems with the US customs who still ban cargo originating in Cuba. It's a real pain and we have had to pay big fines because one of our agents made a mistake of booking such cargos to the US. This should be stopped, it's so unproductive!
 

JL A. (275)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 10:35 pm
Thanks so much Giana for explaining some of the additional kinds of impacts from such a policy many wouldn't think were.You cannot currently send a star to Giana because you have done so within the last week.
 

Ben Oscarsito (354)
Monday February 25, 2013, 4:04 am
Done! You know what? -Nelson Mandela was on that list for a long time...
 

Joe R. (189)
Monday February 25, 2013, 6:33 am
Thanks JL. Signed and noted.
 

JL A. (275)
Monday February 25, 2013, 7:21 am
You cannot currently send a star to Joe because you have done so within the last week.
 

Aaron Bouchard (127)
Monday February 25, 2013, 9:19 am
Signed and noted thanks
 

Beth S. (323)
Monday February 25, 2013, 1:36 pm
Until Alan Grossman, political pawn for the Cuban government, is returned to his family and country in the U.S., and restored back to his former health, the U.S. government should not take Cuba off the list.

Cuba's acting like a rogue nation, and is also presently de facto running the Venezuelan government while Chavez is being treated in Cuba.

Cuba has a long way to go till it's merited normalization.
 

Leanne B. (26)
Monday February 25, 2013, 1:37 pm
signed
 

Brian M. (145)
Monday February 25, 2013, 1:39 pm
Noted. Signed. Shared. The US needs to end its Cold War mentality against Cuba and get with the 21st century.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Monday February 25, 2013, 2:54 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, J.L.
 

jan b. (3)
Monday February 25, 2013, 2:58 pm
Cuba ought to be off the list. I don't even understand the hate for Venezuela either when Chavez a few years ago reduced the price of oil cause our northeast was suffering from a harsh winter. Under his leadership, people are better off than they were before...and isn't that what's it all about ?
 

Sara W. (110)
Monday February 25, 2013, 3:03 pm
Signed
 

Angelika R. (146)
Monday February 25, 2013, 4:07 pm
Cuba over the last 2 years has done a lot to open up and better the living conditions and situation for its people!
Signed!
 

Birgit W. (144)
Monday February 25, 2013, 4:19 pm
Noted
 

JL A. (275)
Monday February 25, 2013, 4:52 pm
http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2010-12-15/news/bs-ed-alan-gross-20101215_1_cuban-government-cuban-spies-cuban-authorities
Alan Gross: a victim of U.S. policy on Cuba
Marylander has been held by the Castro government for a year without charges
December 15, 2010|By Anya Landau French and Arturo Lopez-Levy

It's been said that when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.

No case illustrates this suffering more than that of Alan Gross, a Maryland resident and USAID subcontractor who was working to connect the Cuban Jewish community to the Internet and was detained by Cuban authorities one year ago. Campaigning for his release these many months, his wife, Judy Gross, fears that her husband has become a "pawn" in the half-century Cold War between the United States and Cuba.
Excellent point Brian, which also answers Beth's comment per his wife's view I do believe. Quite true Angelika!
Unfortunately Brian, Lois, janice, Sara and Angelika I'm told it's too soon to send you stars.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday February 25, 2013, 5:06 pm
Noted
 

JL A. (275)
Monday February 25, 2013, 5:13 pm
You are welcome Terry! You cannot currently send a star to Terry because you have done so within the last week.
 

june t. (65)
Monday February 25, 2013, 11:50 pm
While I have sympathy for Alan Gross, there are some 85 countries where, according to their laws, people can legally be detained without charge or trial, including the U.S. and Canada. I hope Mr. Gross will be freed soon, however, if we point the finger at Cuba, we must also point the finger back at ourselves, since we can and do the same sort of thing. The Cold War is indeed over, and it is long past the time to remove Cuba from this list. The reason I now have to take my shoes off going through security at the airport, and lose my shampoo bottle, is not because of Cuba but some other countries who are a lot more scary.
 

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 12:07 am
Thanks for signing! Now, pass it on.

Have signed. Thank you!
 

EARTH DAY IS EVERY DAY (82)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 12:32 am
Cuba needs to be taken off the terrorist list and U.S.sanctions need to be lifted. People are suffering for nothing more than an outdated ideological temper tantrum.

END THE CUBA TRADE EMBARGO!
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 12:56 am
Noted and signed thanks
 

Ludger W. (72)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 1:47 am
done
 

Herbert E. (10)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 5:08 am
sorry, could not sign, living in the "wrong" place
 

Sarah Cole (2)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 5:25 am
noted and signed
 

Ruth S. (307)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 6:31 am
Signed
 

Veerle V. (42)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 8:57 am
Signed ans shared ! Thanks.
 

Carol D. (109)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 11:24 am
US only Islam is main problem to worry about

Noted Thanks
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 12:10 pm
Thanks for trying Herbert. You are welcome Veerle and Carol,
You cannot currently send a star to Sarah because you have done so within the last week.
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Kathleen B. (37)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 12:53 pm
I signed this because I think the who Cuban fiasco is hypocritical and just plain vengeance. I am a US citizen, it shames me that my gov. has carried on this feud since the early sixties - earlier in truth, way earlier. What good is diplomacy if it lies rusty in the tool box?

And trust must be earned, we have treated the Cubans as pawns in our game of imperialistic domination.

Of course I signed.
 

Cheriann P. (17)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 1:48 pm
Noted and signed. L♡ve ☮ Peace.
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 1:57 pm
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Mike and Janis B. (7)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 4:47 am
Never have understood the perceived problem with Cuba. There is more inhumanity in the little fingers of half of the US political hacks than in the whole of Cuba. Time the US grew up.
 

Patricia R. (12)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 12:34 pm
gracias!
 

JL A. (275)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 12:53 pm
You are welcome Patricia!
 
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