U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued a statement today praising the efforts of the George W. Bush Institute's Freedom Collection to raise the visibility of Cuban freedom fighters suffering under the Castro regime. Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:
"I commend the work of the George W. Bush Institute and its recent launch of an online forum that promotes the work of the Freedom Collection. Through this forum, human rights defenders and leaders are highlighted by a series of interviews and compilation of writings to advance the struggle for freedom and justice worldwide.
"I am gratified that opposition voices from my native land of Cuba are included among the thirty-five dissidents interviewed and hope that more brave Cubans who struggle to free their people from the Castro tyranny will be afforded the opportunity to share their stories.
"I urge proponents of democracy and freedom to support the work highlighted in the George W. Bush Institute's Freedom Collection to bring light to the cause of liberty and justice. It is our responsibility to be the voice for those whose voices are silenced daily by oppressive dictatorships."