CUBA ACTION DAY - CUBAMANIACS DO WASHINGTON DC - APRIL 27TH 2005
Posted: 05 February 2005 03:01 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Cubamaniacs from around the world are uniting in the USA - Cuba Action Day Demonstration March to lift travel restrictions for United States Citizens to Cuba.  Updates as we can.  Meantime visit http://www.cubamania.com/cgi-bin/cubaforums/YaBB.pl?board=politics;action=display;num=1107574115;start=1#1

MARCH ON WASHINGTON April 27 is Cuba Action Day
from cuba central email!!
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April 27 is Cuba Action Day…Really!
Dear CubaCentral Activists: 
We are writing today with an urgent message: Cuba Action Day is now scheduled for April 27th, and we’re looking forward to an event that is even larger and more focused than before.
Due to scheduling decisions driven by Congress, we had to move the date we discussed with you in late December. We hope this change doesn’t cause you difficulty, because you are needed on April 27th more than ever to make your voice heard for a new Cuba policy and an end to the travel ban!
We have just launched our Cuba Action Day website:  http://www.cubaactionday.org/, and encourage you to check it out. You can register there and make plans to come to Washington.
We believe we are within striking distance of ending the ban on travel to Cuba. But our leaders in Washington need to hear from us. Part of our strategy for the event is to have a great turn out with people representing the great diversity of our coalition, which is the special strength of our cause. 
We look forward to seeing you in Washington in April. 
Sincerely, 
The CubaCentral Team
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from the website
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About Cuba Action Day
The sponsors of Cuba Action Day are advocates for a new Cuba policy, starting with repeal of the ban on legal travel by Americans to Cuba.
For more than forty years, the United States has tried to isolate Cuba in ways that defy common sense and are inconsistent with American values.
For example, Americans have lost their fundamental right to travel.
Cuban families on both sides of the Florida Straits are divided by new and outrageous travel restrictions,
Farmers must overcome special obstacles to sell their products in Cuba; other businesses are banned from engaging in commerce altogether,
Church groups have been prosecuted by the federal government for attempting to provide humanitarian aid,
Scholars, students, and artists have lost the right to engage in cultural and academic exchanges.

The travel ban takes away from all of us the simple ability to learn more about some of our closest neighbors in the hemisphere and to share our values with the Cuban people.
For four years in a row there has been a majority of votes in the U.S. Congress for lifting the travel ban, but adoption of this long overdue proposal has been thwarted every year.
We believe that in 2005 we are in striking distance of victory. But our leaders need to hear from us. By gathering in Washington, we will send a strong message that freedom to travel, to trade, to visit families, to teach and learn should be at the core of our foreign policy, and that securing these freedoms, supported by a majority of Americans, should be a high priority for the Congress in 2005.
April 27th is not an end in itself. It is the beginning of an important debate and period of action on Cuba policy. And your participation will strengthen the hands of our supporters in the U.S. Congress as they begin the effort to have legislation repealing the ban on travel signed into law this year.
Cuba policy can be changed and, with your help, the majority will prevail.
On April 27th, Members of Congress and policy makers in the Executive Branch will hear that message loud and clear.

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Posted: 05 February 2005 01:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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While I feel this is a great effort, I also think it would be best to stage a “flight to Cuba day” to show how we are not scared of excersizing our God given rights to travel freely as Americans.

Book flights to Cuba from every country that has direct flights to Cuba and invite the US government and the media to attend the large scale exit to Cuba.

That, will open the eyes of the masses and the American public.

The day someone organizes that sort of protest,I will be the first in line with ticket in hand.

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Posted: 05 February 2005 05:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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No need for any rebel airlines,pack your bags,head to jamaica,bahamas,panama,mexico etc and then take a flight to Cuba,all the while letting the media and government know about it.

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Posted: 05 February 2005 07:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I feel that would be the best way to open the eyes of the nation,to rally in their backyard is okay,but again it is their backyard and they will control everything that is going on.

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Posted: 07 February 2005 07:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Do you mean to tell me women will be there with handcuffs?

Hell I gotta go for sure! jajajaja

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