This is it!  The opportunity we have all been waiting for!

The House Committee on Foreign Affairs (HCFA) will vote on HR 4645 on Wednesday, September 29, at noon. This means that they will be considering whether to lift the travel ban on Cuba . . . or not.

Global Exchange has provided you with all the information you need to understand HR 4645 and what you can do to make it pass!

We can win this, just like we won in the House Committee on Agriculture, with your help! . . . but we do need YOU, again! TAKE ACTION TODAY.

We’ve asked, for months now, for you to contact your congressperson about HR 4645. Every time we’ve asked you’ve delivered, above our highest expectations.

At each step of this drawn-out process — to end this ridiculous travel ban — your persistence with Congress has proven fruitful. We’ve gotten hearings, we’ve broadened our spectrum of support, we’ve racked-up co-sponsors, and we passed HR 4645 through the Agriculture Committee. Now we come to you again, expressing the same sense of urgency, and asking you help us take the next BIG step on the path to end the travel ban.

If your member of Congress serves on the Foreign Affairs Committee, your voice is supremely important. Find out if your member is part of this committee.

Send another letter, make another phone call. Please.  Send another e-mail message. It works. It has gotten us this far.

We can’t make guarantees about this effort, but we can assure you that, day-in and day-out, dedicated progressive Cuba workers, who are part of our network, are on Capitol Hill doing everything they can to end the travel ban on Cuba. Partner with us, and we can win this.

So please click the link and send an email. It only takes a second, but that second can move mountains.

We wish to thank our colleagues in Washington, DC at the Latin America Working Group (LAWG) who have done so much this year, and during the last decade, to keep us informed about upcoming legislation impacting U.S. Cuba Policy!

P.P.S. For those of you who live in four particular congressional districts, the “undecideds,” our sister organization Witness for Peace is arranging a group office visits with banners and press presence.  Here is the information for anyone who wants to join!  We strongly encourage your participation!

Brad Miller, Raleigh, North Carolina, District 13
Monday September 27 at 11 am
1300 St. Mary’s Street, Suite 504 Raleigh, NC 27605.
Contact: Gail Phares, or phone 919-624-0646

Brad Sherman, Sherman Oaks California, District 27
Monday September  27 at 4 pm
5000 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 420 Sherman Oaks, CA  91403
Contact: Tanya Cole, or phone 805-421-9708

Gabby Giffords, Tucson, Arizona, District 8
Monday September  27 at 4 pm
1661 N. Swan, Suite 112 Tucson, AZ 85712
Contact: Tanya Cole, or phone 805-421-9708

Elton Gallegly, Thousand Oaks, California, District 24
Tuesday September  28 at 4 pm
2829 Townsgate Road, Suite 315, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361-3018
Contact: Tanya Cole, or phone 805-421-9708