On August 25, 2009, the American Federation of Teachers, Local 2121 (AFT 2121) in San Francisco, California, unanimously passed a resolution in support of the Cuban Five political prisoners held in US prisons. The resolution calls on President Obama to pardon and release the Cuban Five to their homeland. In addition the resolution determined that, “as long as these men remain in prison, the government of the United States allow the right of regular visits including the immediate granting of humanitarian visas to Olga Salanueva and Adriana Perez to visit their husbands in prison.”

The AFT 2121 resolution calls on President Marty Hittelman of the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) and to President Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) to send letters to President Obama expressing the content of the resolution.

The AFT 2121 also resolved to send the resolution to the San Francisco Labor Council for endorsement. Copies of the resolution will be sent to U.S. President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Attorney General Eric Holder, United States Senators Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other Bay Area Congressional members, State Senate members Mark Leno and Leland Yee and Assembly members Tom Ammiano, Fiona Ma, and members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

To view the resolution visit: http://www.thecuban5.org/AFTSF.html