With 20 municipalities having passed resolutions in support of ending the blockade or calling for medical and scientific collaboration in combatting the Pandemic, eight having done both, the seventh year of the Local Resolution Campaign began with the proactive Resolutions Committee of the Saving Lives campaign identifying 12 municipalities with active/promising efforts they’re supporting and looking for additional localities, levels of government, labor and other organizations and projects to actively support.*
On January 20, 2022 the 30,000 member Professional Staff Congress at the City University of New York overwhelmingly passed a resolution opposing the blockade, brought to the Delegate Assembly by the faculty and staff union’s International Committee.
On February 22, The World Conference of Mayors, whose primary objective is to stimulate positive and constructive relations between mayors internationally, signed an International Partnership Agreement with the Embassy of Cuba to encourage the governments of the United States and Cuba “to move toward normalizing the official relationship between our two countries, which we feel will benefit the citizens who live in our cities and towns in the US, Cuba, and other nations.”
* For a listing of the 20 municipalities and other successful campaigns, see the Committee summary, details in the yearly update pages linked above. The current list as the year began is led by Boston, Los Angeles, and New York City and includes Ann Arbor, Charleston (SC), Detroit, Fresno (CA), New Orleans, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland (OR), and Raleigh/Durham. The Committee has produced a model resolution, a model resolution for labor groups, a resolution fact sheet, and most importantly has as members experienced campaign organizers interested in helping others. The Committee can be contacted here.