Senate resolution urges support for Cuban people’s fight against communism

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn has introduced a Senate 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.

“Cuban President Díaz-Canel has continued the failed policies of Fidel and Raúl Castro — resulting in an economic crisis and systematic repression of the Cuban people,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “As Americans we understand the value of freedom and self-determination. We are seeing the Cuban people courageously protesting the brutal Communist regime and demanding free and fair elections and personal liberty. We support their fight and urge President Biden to do everything our government can to protect them.”

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 that “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.”

Zorn said, “The Cuban people are standing up for freedom now and for future generations, and the U.S. should be standing with them.”

If adopted by the Senate, 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.