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We use your donations toward our mission goal of building a strong women's movement dedicated to mutually beneficial US–Cuba relations. We strongly support freedom of travel to Cuba and an end to the US economic blockade of Cuba.
Specifically, your donations fund: scholarships for low income women to travel and participate in events and conferences that educate about US–Cuba relations; speaking tour expenses (travel and per diem) for Cuban women visitors to the US; and development of educational materials about the reality of Cuban women's lives and US–Cuba relations for distribution at organizational events and conferences.
The Collaboration's fiscal sponsor is the Center for Action Research (CAR), a 501c3 organization. Your tax-deductable donations may be made by credit card at PayPal or by check.Click on PayPal, above, or write a check to CAR-Hermanas and mail to:
US Women & Cuba Collaboration
6508 27th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98177
Jan Strout, Co-Chair, US Women & Cuba Collaboration
P.O. Box 11902
Bozeman, MT 59719
Using PayPal to donate to our organization is an interesting experience! When you donate, you will see graphic evidence of the work of the US Treasury Department to separate Cuba from global commerce. PayPal will notify you that they have placed a temporary pending status (72 hours) on your transaction to allow them time to review compliance with US government regulations. They do this because US citizens don't have the right to travel or spend money in Cuba except under licensed and tightly regulated conditions. We consider these things a violation of our rights as US citizens, but we nevertheless comply with US laws at all times in our work and so we additionally consider this action a harassment of our organization and our donor base by PayPal and the US government. When you donate, please consider the "pending" notice you receive to be a proud badge of your participation in education about the US economic blockade of Cuba.
The importance of our work to build bridges and educate all US citizens about the injustices of the US economic blockade of Cuba was starkly evident recently when PayPal blocked our account for several weeks in December 2012 to investigate whether the work we do is legal. We educated them further about our organization (and the rights of US citizens to lobby for changes to US policies) and they have restored out account (our donors still have donations temporarily placed in suspension), and this episode is a graphic reminder that our educational work is vital. Please continue to support our work!
Please help us fund the 2014 US Speaking Tour for Dra. Norma Vasallo, Chair of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Havana.
We require the voices of diverse women in our work and so we fund low income women for travel and participation in events and conferences that educate about US–Cuba relations, including scholarships for travel with our delegations to Cuba. Please support this foundational principle of our work.
Mission Statement: Our mission is to build a strong US women's movement dedicated to ending the US government blockade of Cuba and to creating mutually beneficial US–Cuba relations; our work is rooted in the concept of universal human rights, racial and economic justice, and women's rights.