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File #: 58362    Version: 1 Name: Wishing the delegation of Madisonians visiting our Sister City, Camagüey, Cuba, in January 2020 much success in their endeavors to maintain the links of friendship between our communities and calling for a Return to Engagement as policy in US-Cuba relatio
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/19/2019 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 12/3/2019 Final action: 12/3/2019
Enactment date: 12/6/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00793
Title: Wishing the delegation of Madisonians visiting our Sister City, Camagüey, Cuba, in January 2020 much success in their endeavors to maintain the links of friendship between our communities and calling for a Return to Engagement as policy in US-Cuba relations.
Sponsors: Shiva Bidar, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Syed Abbas, Christian A. Albouras, Samba Baldeh, Sheri Carter, Tag Evers, Grant Foster, Keith Furman, Patrick W. Heck, Zachary Henak, Rebecca Kemble, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin, Donna V. Moreland, Sally Rohrer, Marsha A. Rummel, Paul E. Skidmore, Michael J. Tierney, Michael E. Verveer
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
12/3/20191 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/19/20191 Council Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
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Title
Wishing the delegation of Madisonians visiting our Sister City, Camagüey, Cuba, in January 2020 much success in their endeavors to maintain the links of friendship between our communities and calling for a Return to Engagement as policy in US-Cuba relations.
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WHEREAS the City of Madison has enjoyed a sister city relationship with Camagüey, Cuba since 1994; and,

WHEREAS, nearly two thousand Wisconsinites have traveled to Cuba over these 25 years under the auspices of the Madison-Camagüey Sister City Association and its humanitarian partner, the Wisconsin Medical Project; and.

WHEREAS, many citizens of our City and State have developed lasting ties of friendship to our Island neighbors; and,

WHEREAS, the policies of engagement adopted by the Obama Administration in 2014 recognized Americans’ right to travel to Cuba in purposeful travel, and proved to be consequential and beneficial to both Cubans and Americans; and,

WHEREAS, the current Administration has rolled back many such policies, in effect taking away food from the table of Cuban families who depend on foreign visitors; and,

WHEREAS, the arbitrary restrictions on family remittances sent by Americans to families and friends in Cuba is significantly hurting their well-being and progress; and,

WHEREAS, the new tensions between our governments only encourage the enemies of the United States and could lead to more instability in the Region; and,

WHEREAS, a group of 50+ Madisonians is preparing to go to Camaguey in January 2020 for a Music and Cultural Exchange in Support for the Cuban People; and,

WHEREAS, the people of Madison have repeatedly supported such exchanges over the years,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Common Council of the City of Madison wish the delegation of Madisonians visiting our Sister City in January 2020 much success in their endeavors to maintain the links of friendship between our communities; and,

BE IT FU...

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