Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Send Michelle to Havana
To: White House
Polls show most Americans want normal relations with Cuba. But dramatic steps are needed to break through 50 years of Cold-War hostility. President Barack Obama has made it easier for Cuban-Americans to travel to the island and help their families, but more must be done if the two countries are to renew diplomatic ties.
Personal contact is needed. Changing a few regulations isn't enough. Reading a stack of briefing papers isn't enough. Someone from the White House needs to go to Cuba. And Michelle Obama would be an ideal emissary.
The First Lady’s visit would be historic and bold. It would capture the world’s attention. It would be another step in restoring America’s image abroad.
Please sign this petition if you believe that Michelle Obama ought to visit Cuba.