Heard About The Online Petition To Open Travel To Cuba?
Friday, August 14, 2009
It’s amazing the looks of incredulousness that Americans get when they tell others about the U.S.’s now 50-year-old ban on travel to Cuba.
This is America, land of the free that’s restricting travel to its own citizens? Doesn’t the ban just hurt poor, low-income Cubans who benefit most from tourism? Hasn’t the ban proved ineffective as a means to promote democracy given its existence for half a century? These are all the thoughts you can just see going through their heads as you tell them.
Well, things are starting to change a bit, and there’s this new online petition (logically sponsored by Orbitz) that’s out there trying to drum up support. You can visit the site and sign the petition here.