Send Messages of Hope for Cuba and Palestine
Posted on: Thursday, July 26, 2012
In just a few short months, we will be loading up ships with life-saving humanitarian aid and sending them to Cuba and Palestine.
What do these places have in common? They have both been cut off by embargoes and blockades that limit their access to urgent medical care.
We want our partners to know that we still stand with them, after all these years. So, even as we’re organizing a campaign of humanitarian aid, we’re also sending these letters of support.
MADRE has always stood against embargoes that hurt women and families. We are recommitting ourselves to ending destructive US policies against Cuba and Palestine. We hope you’ll stand with us.
Tell our sisters in Cuba and Palestine that they are not alone. Add your name to the letters below – and share this with your friends. The more names on the letter, the more our partners feel our support.
To our sisters:
For far too long – more than 40 years – you have borne the burden of the harmful US embargo. You have been prevented from purchasing urgently needed medicine, with grave consequences for you and your families.
We denounce the embargo, and we call on the US Administration to reverse that policy immediately. We pledge to keep up the pressure and to stand with you, our partners and friends in Cuba, as you fight to promote health and human rights.
To Palestine (Gaza)
To our sisters:
We stand with you, as you work to end the blockade of Gaza that threatens the health and safety of your families and communities. No mother should see her child die for lack of medical care, and we grieve with every mother who has.
This conflict will not be solved through policies that isolate and undermine communities and that violate human rights. We promise to keep up our work, in partnership with you, to bring an end to the blockade.
For more insight about MADRE’s work in Cuba and Palestine, click the links below: