On Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at the third and final session of the Brookline, MA, Annual Town Meeting a resolution asking for the end of the US embargo against Cuba was adopted on the unanimous recommendation of the Board of Selectmen and a concurring Advisory Committee who voted an overwhelming 95% in favor. “The Brookline Town Meeting calls for an immediate end to the United States’ economic, commercial and financial embargo against Cuba; and strongly encourages Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III to support measures that achieves these goals.”
This is the first resolution of its kind adopted on the East Coast. The campaign initiated on the West Cost by the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity, along with local activists, recently achieved the passage of three similar resolutions in the San Francisco Bay Area. All four resolutions represent the sentiment of public opinion in the United States that calls for a change of U.S. policy towards Cuba.
Brookline, Massachusetts, is an independent town of almost 60,000, surrounded on three sides by Boston and to the west by the city of Newton, governed by an elected town meeting and a five-person Board of Selectmen, and is known for its progressive schools, culture, and character.Learn More