Order your Roma Wish Mission: Cuba t-shirt now! All proceeds will go to helping the PEOPLE of Cuba who are suffering immensely right now.
Cuban citizens took to the streets across the country to protest against deteriorating living conditions and the lack of basic goods and services, including medical attention amid increasing numbers of coronavirus infections. The protests, with thousands of people calling for an end to the 62-year-old dictatorship, began on July 11th and quickly spread across the whole country.
Government critics on the island and abroad hoped the act of defiance would force the island’s authoritarian rulers to embrace political and economic reforms.
Instead, the response by authorities has been draconian. State-run media outlets denounce demonstrators as vandals and looters. The Cuban government halted internet service and deployed security forces across the country, attacking and arresting protestors by the hundreds. Police officers have gone door-to-door making detentions.
In some cases, their families went days without knowing where their loved ones were being held, or what their legal status was. In others, protesters have been convicted in quick trials that don’t require the presence of a defense lawyer.
Shortages of food, medicine, and other essentials, already dire under the longstanding US embargo, have worsened exponentially in the weeks following the protests.
Media blackouts, embargos, and the repressive regime in Cuba make getting both information out of and aid into Cuba difficult right now.
We are working with organizations both in the US and Cuba to determine the best route to make sure any funds or supplies we send actually make it to the people in need.
Our contacts in Cuba have given us detailed lists of urgently needed basic medical supplies. All funds collected will go towards fulfilling that list.
What you can do:
- Order the Roma Wish Mission: Cuba tshirt.
- Donate directly to Roma Wish.
- Spread the word.
- Order any piece of Roma Merch through October 31st - All proceeds will go to the Cuba mission.
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