State Senator Nick Sacco (D-32) will sponsor a free bus ride from North Bergen, where he also serves as mayor, to Washington D.C. for those who seeking to attend a Free Cuba Rally on Sunday.
The bus will depart from North Bergen Township Hall at 5 a.m. on Sunday, July 25th and will return on Monday. Attendees will be responsible for their lodging and meals.
“The people in Cuba are protesting for freedom and democracy, they are tired of nearly six decades of an oppressive and abusive regime,” Sacco said in a statement.
“This issue is one that directly affects so many people in our community; we witnessed that first hand when we held our march for support of Cuba last week. We have a civic duty to continue to support the Cuban people in their quest for liberty.”
The free bus trip to D.C. comes after a massive march in support of the people of Cuba was held in North Hudson last week, starting at 79th and Bergenline Avenue in North Bergen and ending at West New York Town Hall on 60th Street.
Thousands of people gathered and marched peacefully along Bergenline Avenue calling for the liberation of Cuba, with many calling for U.S. military intervention, including Sacco and state Senator Brian Stack (D-33).
Additionally Sacco, in his role as North Bergen mayor, sent a letter to President Joe Biden (D), urging him to assist the people of Cuba by providing them with internet access amid the protests in the island.
“The people of Cuba are raising their voices like we have not seen in decades and fighting back against the repressive, communist regime that has subjugated the island for far too long,” added Sacco.
“To truly show the world how urgent the need for change is, Cubans need reliable internet access free of government control. I am urging President Biden for his assistance in making their voices heard as they continue fighting for freedom.”