Jul 15 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and 20 of their colleagues introduced a Senate resolution (S. Res. 303) in support of the courageous Cuban people leading historic protests throughout the island against six decades of repression from the autocratic Communist Party of Cuba and the Castro and Díaz-Canel regime.
The resolution highlights the dictatorship’s long record of oppression against pro-democracy leaders, political opponents, and civic movements. Following this weekend’s wave of peaceful protests, the regime has once again arbitrarily detained José Daniel Ferrer, leader of Cuba's Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), Berta Soler, leader of the Ladies in White, Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, leader of the San Isidro Movement, and 200 more Cubans. 
“America stands with the Cuban people and their calls for freedom and opportunity after decades of oppressive rule by the communist regime,” said Senator Tillis. “I am proud to join this resolution with my colleagues and applaud Senator Rubio’s leadership.”
“The Cuban people are courageously standing up for their freedoms after 62 years of subjugation under a communist dictatorship,” said Senator Rubio. “This is truly a historic moment, and one that as a Cuban American I’m proud to witness. The people of Cuba have made their voices clear. We must stand in support of the Cuban people’s ongoing efforts to live in a nation free from tyranny and censorship.”  
Read the full resolution here.