18th April, 2013 - Posted by Rebekah Olstad - 4 Comments
If you have been following the news lately you’ve seen that musicians Beyonce and Jay-Z created a media storm by recently participating in a People-to-People cultural exchange in Cuba. The couple has faced criticism from Miami lawmakers who first questioned the legality of the trip, and then after confirming the legal status of the exchange have continued to criticize the nature and “validity” of People-to-People programs in general.
It’s time for us, the people, to say “No More!” to media distortion and lies about Cuba, and to continue demanding saner U.S. policy towards the island. We can’t allow a vocal minority of congress people to continue to sway the national dialogue about Cuba–they harbor hardline views that are not shared by the majority of their fellow Cuban Americans or Americans of any background.
So join us in first thanking Beyonce and Jay-Z for engaging with Cuba and its peoples, and help us urge them to tell President Obama to:
Together we can work to end outdated tactics to create more sane and just policy.
- Send an email to President Obama telling him to lift the travel ban and end all travel restrictions.
- Learn more about Cuba.
- Save the dates. Second 5 Days of Action for the Cuban 5 in Washington DC, May 31-June 5, 2013.
- Support Global Exchange’s work to End the Embargo and drink coffee, by purchasing Thanksgiving Coffee’s ‘End the Embargo’ coffee.
Posted on: April 18, 2013