Urge Congress to Lift the Ban on American Travel to Cuba

June 26, 2005

As early as this week, the House of Representatives is likely to consider a critical amendment proposed by Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to the FY’06 Treasury-Transportation appropriations bill to lift the federal ban on travel by U.S. citizens to Cuba. More than 40 years of U.S. enforcement of the travel ban and other economic sanctions against Cuba has done little except further inhibit the freedom and economic well-being of the Cuban people. Click here to read the Presiding Bishop’s letter to Congress on this issue  Lifting the travel ban would vastly improve the lives of Cuban families by stimulating foreign investment in their well-being, promoting familial relations and the spread of democratic ideals, and spurring growth in Cuba’s medical and educational sectors. Additionally, lifting the travel ban is good for U.S. economic interests, particularly in the area of agriculture. Click here to read more: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/library/article/background-cuba-travel-ban

WHAT YOU CAN DO
Contact your Representative and ask him/her to support the Flake amendment to lift the travel ban. The vote is expected to be very close, so your action is critical. CLICK HERE TO SEND A MESSAGE TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVE