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White House Call In Campaign: Remove Cuba from State Sponsors of Terrorism List

Thu March 16, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

National Call-in Days Flyers

Thursday, March 15th

11:00am to 3:00pm

We invite you to join us in National Call In Days to the White House to remove Cuba from the List of State Sponsors of Terrorism (SSOT), on March 15 & 16. The call-in campaign will be a great complement to the other plans underway among organizations to pressure for the removal of Cuba from the SSOT List.

The Call In:

Wednesday & Thursday, March 15th & 16th (W.H. phone line open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11am to 3pm EST).  Mobilizing on those days, groups & organizations will use their own tools or tools that can be made available to them to:

  • Call White House Line between 11 am and 3 pm EST
  • Use the Contact Form on the White House website
  • Use an automated email system to the White House (EveryAction and ActionNetwork) with consistent subject line
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • FaceBook

Here’s a helpful toolkit that provides the following script, background on the State Sponsors of Terrorism List, Graphics, a template Press Release and more!

Call the White House:  (202) 456-1111

Suggested script:

My name is [FIRST and LAST NAME] from [CITY and STATE]

I am calling to ask you, President Biden, to direct the State Department to remove Cuba from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism immediately.  

As one of his last acts as United States President, Donald Trump placed Cuba on the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism, the SSOT.  The State Department reasserted this designation on February 27. This action added incredible hardship to an already long list of hardships for the Cuban people created by the 243 sanctions he already had imposed, especially on top of the Covid pandemic and 60 years of U.S. trade embargo.  

Since taking office you have had every chance to remove Cuba from the SSOT.  Worldwide, heads of state and leaders in public, religious and civic sectors have called for you to remove Cuba from the SSOT.  Cuba was placed on the list supposedly because of its role in negotiations between the Colombian government and the ELN guerrilla groups, but even the President of Colombia has said there is no justification for Cuba being on the SSOT.  

I am joining my voice to many others in calling for you, President Joseph Biden, to remove Cuba from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism immediately, as you have the authority and ability to do.  Please take action now.  Thank you.

If you call, and you cannot get through, you can post on the White House Contact Form: https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

For “Message Type,” select:  Contact the President

Then fill in your name, address and your other contact information

Then at “What Would You Like to Say?” copy and paste in the script as above. Substituting “I am writing” for “I am calling”.

Twitter – suggested message

Cuba does not belong on the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism.  

President Biden:  Remove Cuba from the List. @WhiteHouse

Post to FaceBook, Instagram and other social media

  Please forward it to other organizations and groups that you think also would like to join, or contact us with that information. To indicate that you are signing up for an organization, please check the box indicated.  If you are joining the campaign as an individual, you also are most welcome.  This campaign is at the initiative of Massachusett Peace Action, the Latin America Working Group, the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America, Democratic Socialists of America International Committee, the Pittsburgh-Matanzas Sister Cities Partnership, Global Health Partners; however, to be a success we hope all will take it on as their own.

Details

Date:
Thu March 16, 2023
Time:
11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
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Website:
bit.ly/marchcallin

Organizer

Massachusetts Peace Action
Email
info@masspeaceaction.org
View Organizer Website

Venue

MA United States + Google Map

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