Dear friends, On June 30th, HR4645, the Travel Restriction Reform and Export Enhancement Act, passed the Committee by a bi-partisan vote of 25-20.
HR4645 came through committee intact, and combines freedom for US citizens to travel to Cuba with some changes that make it easier for US farmers to trade with Cuba.

The vote on this bill is expected to take place in September, and we know that the forces who want to keep every bit of the US blockade and travel ban in place are working hard to make sure that it won’t pass.

Here is one more step that we can take to make sure that it is clear to the House of Representatives that people in the United States support HR4645. The Latin American Working Group has worked with to create a petition that we are asking you to sign and pass on to everyone that you know. Just go to:
and fill out the form on the right hand side of the page; an e-mail is then automatically sent to your Representative.

HR4645 is another small step in the direction of normalizing US/Cuba relations. As we work towards a humane and dignified US policy towards Cuba we are reminded that love is our license to travel to Cuba. Let’s work together to break the US blockade and travel ban in its entirety.

Thank you for all of your hard work and support.