To: President Donald Trump and The United States Senate

End the half a century old U.S. embargo on Cuba

The Cuban embargo is a completely failed policy and has done more to keep the regime in power than to remove it. I call for an end to this bully-ideology that has only served to discredit our country as well as spawn other communist regimes in Latin America.

Now, more than ever there are social and economic reasons to end this job-killing policy that has divided and hurt so many families on either side of the Florida Straits for half a century without any progress toward spurring democracy. Our president has the power to not renew this policy in September of this year. It is time for this completely failed policy to end.

Why is this important?

The world has changed much since the Cuban Embargo's inception in 1960 over 50 years ago. As far back as 1975, U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy urged the U.S. government to lift the embargo and normalize relations with Cuba. "I believe the idea of isolating Cuba was a mistake," says Kennedy. "It has been ineffective. Whatever the reasons and justifications may have been at the time, now they are invalid."

Now 37 years after Kennedy proclaimed it a dead policy, I, a Cuban-American, son of Cuban immigrants, call for this completely failed policy to end.

Please sign this petition to help bring about a new policy that fosters dialogue and productive interaction between our two countries.