Below is a letter addressed to supporters of the initiative to end the travel ban on Cuba, drafted by the Latin America Working Group (LAWG) Cuba Team.

But first, if you’re wondering where things stand with the Cuba Travel Ban, check out Pamela Montanaro’s blog post ‘Help Re-Claim Freedom to Travel to Cuba.


Dear Supporter,

Freedom to travel’s moment has arrived! Wednesday, June 30, the House Agriculture Committee will vote on H.R. 4645, the “Travel Restriction Reform and Export Enhancement Act”, championed by Ag Committee Chairman Collin Peterson.

What happens Wednesday will determine if this landmark legislation–which restores U.S. citizens’ right to travel to Cuba, creates jobs here at home, and puts food on Cubans’ tables–sees the light of day on the House floor this summer or dies in committee.

Until the legislation makes it out of the Ag Committee (only a day longer), that’s where our focus must be; but we’ll be contacting you again shortly to ask for your help in getting this bill passed in the full House and on to the Senate. We anticipate that to happen after the July 4 recess.

The LAWG Cuba Team will be on the Hill (in 1300 Longworth) Wednesday at 2pm EST to see history happen in person. You can tune in through the Ag Committee’s website and follow our Twitter feed since we will be live-tweeting the event.

Wednesday is a big day for U.S. citizens, the Cuban people, and the future of relations between the United States and Cuba. We’ll be in touch soon.

Mavis, Paulo, and Travis
The LAWG Cuba Team


Here are 3 ways to stay informed and get involved in the efforts to end the Cuba travel ban:

  1. Sign up to receive future letters like the one above. Join the LAWG Email List.
  2. Visit Global Exchange’s Freedom to travel to Cuba page. There you’ll find updates, resources, and suggested action steps you can take.
  3. Sign up for Global Exchange’s Cuba News Email List:  (check “Cuba News” on the list)