Washington, U.S.- Participants in the Fourth Day Against the U.S. Blockade of Cuba visit offices of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to urge their members to support legislative projects aimed at lifting that policy.

At the same time, the members in the solidarity action initiated yesterday and that will last until next Friday call for an end to travel bans to Cuba.

Prior to Tuesday’s meetings in offices of U.S. legislators, which will continue tomorrow, people in solidarity with Cuba were yesterday in a lecture offered at the Institute of Political Studies.

Participants to the initiative, from Alabama, Massachusetts, Florida, Arizona, Michigan, Georgia, California, Maryland and this capital, shared strategies and priorities on how to address what has been an intransigent Congress primarily when talking about Cuba.

Alicia Jrapko, coordinator in the United States of the International Committee Peace, Justice and Dignity to the Peoples, organizer of the event, emphasized to the group: ‘we must not allow that the Congress narrative comes from those who want to maintain a policy of failure.’

Meanwhile, the first public activity of the day against the blockade was held at Ron Brown High School in Washington DC, where the documentary Maestra (Teacher) was presented, about the Literacy Campaign carried out in Cuba in 1961.

The action against the blockade on Cuba focuses this year, precisely, on the impact of the economic, commercial and financial siege of more than 55 years in the education sector.

A message that its promoters bring to this event is to reflect that in Cuba that sector is a national priority, while in the United States it is under attack.