About 90 municipal councils, county boards, legislatures, school boards, labor councils, unions and other organizations have asked President Joe Biden in recent years to end the blockade.
The latest demonstration of support for Cuba was presented on Monday by 25 New York state legislators, led by Senator Jabari Brisport, who urged Biden to remove the “cruel and unjustified blockade of economy against Cuba.”
The lawmakers signed a letter to the president, which was also addressed to the majority leader of the federal Senate, New York Democrat Charles Schumer, in which they asked for immediate action.
The claim also calls for the reversal of the restrictions imposed by the Donald Trump administration (2017-2021), including the president’s baseless designation of Cuba as a supposed ‘State Sponsor of Terrorism’.
On June 22, 2023, the New York City Council approved a resolution asking “Congress and the President of the United States” to end this overcrowding policy.
But similar resolutions were formally endorsed in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Hartford, Helena, Minneapolis, New Haven, Pittsburgh, St. Paul, Washington, DC, and many other cities in the United States.
Likewise, the state legislatures of Alabama, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota have also endorsed resolutions calling for an end to the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed on the Caribbean country.
Three years ago, Biden promised to “quickly reverse Trump’s failed policies that have harmed the Cuban people and done nothing to advance democracy and human rights.”
Every year since 1992, for more than three decades, the United Nations General Assembly has adopted an annual resolution calling for an end to the economic blockade imposed by the United States on the island of Cuba, they added.
According to the UN, and the overwhelming consensus of world opinion, the need to lift the blockade is more urgent than ever, because of the global food and fuel crises that have negatively affected Cuba, and especially because of economic damage of this policy. which amounted to 154,220 million dollars in current prices.
In addition to lifting the blockade, we ask that the United States join the rest of the world this year and vote in favor of the resolution of the United Nations General Assembly, they concluded.
On November 1 and 2, a resolution on the report presented by Cuba on the need to end this unilateral siege will be debated and voted on again.