Senate adopts Zorn resolution urging support for Cuban people’s fight against communism

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate on Tuesday adopted Sen. Dale Zorn’s resolution declaring support for the people of Cuba in their fight against that nation’s communist regime and urging the U.S. government and the Biden Administration to take action to protect the basic human rights of the Cuban people.

“Earlier this summer, the world saw the Cuban people courageously protesting a brutal Communist regime and demanding free and fair elections and personal liberty,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “The failed policies of Fidel and Raúl Castro have continued under President Díaz-Canel and have furthered decades of economic and personal repression.

“The people of Cuba are standing up for freedom and self-determination. This resolution is a statement that we support their fight, and we urge President Biden to do everything possible to stand with the Cuban people.”

Senate Resolution 78 says, “the people of Michigan support the right of the people of Cuba to peacefully protest to secure basic civil liberties and stand with the people of Cuba in support of their quest for democracy, liberty, and freedom.”

It also says “without democracy and free elections, the welfare of the Cuban people will continue to be structurally burdened and protests will continue. As the Communist regime continues to deprive the people of Cuba of peaceful means to improve their lives, everyday Cubans will continue to risk their lives and well-being to protest openly to demand immediate change.”

Copies of SR 78 will be sent to President Biden, the speaker of the U.S. House, the president of the U.S. Senate, and members of the Michigan Congressional delegation.