For Immediate release, June 17, 2021
Contact: Art Heitzer 414 628-2547, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Gwen Moore to Speak at June 20 Caravan to End US Embargo on Cuba — on the eve of UN Vote, with Biden’s position in the balance
US Rep. Gwen Moore will speak on the need to change US policy towards Cuba this Sunday, June 20, 1pm at the Mitchell Park Domes parking lot. This is part of a send off rally for a car and bike caravan calling on President Biden to reverse over 240 restrictions on the peoples of Cuba and the US related to Cuba, imposed by President Trump.
This national and international caravan movement started in Miami, and highlights the United Nations General Assembly vote on June 23 calling for an end to the decades-long US financial and trade embargo against Cuba. In 2016, the Obama-Biden administration abstained on that year’s resolution which passed, 191-0. How President Biden will have the US vote on the resolution this year is still unknown.
Rep. Moore recently met with the Deputy US Ambassador to the United Nations, and expressed the views of her district in favor of normalized relations with Cuba, as confirmed by the resolutions which were overwhelmingly adopted by the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors and the Board of Milwaukee School Directors. She earlier co-led a letter signed by 80 members of the US House of Representatives calling on President Biden to work towards normalized relations with Cuba, and to reverse the harsh restrictions added by the last administration.
At the last caravan on May 30, Milwaukee Veterans for Peace (VFP) and Voces de la Frontera, the state’s largest immigrants rights group, joined in calling for normal relations between the US and Cuba and to end the US economic blockade. In Milwaukee, caravan demands also include justice for all Latino immigrants and their families.
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