Remove Cuba From the List of State Sponsors of Terrorism

Resolution number 10-07.15

WHEREAS, the United States’ list of State Sponsors of Terrorism should be reserved for countries that actually provide critical support to non-state terrorist groups and provide support for acts of international terrorism; and
WHEREAS, Cuba has never supported or performed any acts of terrorism against the U.S. or any other country, and furthermore Cuba fully cooperates with the international efforts and has ratified all 12 United Nations counter-terrorism conventions and has domestic laws that allow the government to track, block or seize terrorists’ assets, and according to the latest State Terrorism report there is no evidence of terrorist-related money laundering or terrorist financing activities in Cuba, and in fact Cuba has been a victim of terrorism; 
WHEREAS, under President Obama’s administration several agreements have been signed with Cuba including unlimited travel and remittance for Cuban Americans and drug interdiction and counter narcotics efforts and migration issues are bilaterally discussed;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party strongly recommends that President Obama and the 111th Congress of the United States remove Cuba from the List of State Sponsors of Terrorism; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Californian Democratic Party send this resolution to President Obama and the California Congressional Delegation.

Author/Sponsor: Regina Carey, AD 6

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its Executive Board Meeting\xe2\x80\xa8
Holiday Inn San Jose
July 18, 2010

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