Let Cuba Live! Join Us!
COMMUNICATE TO YOUR ELECTED MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Please join with other Pittsburgh residents who believe that our government should NOT restrict economic trade with Cuba, nor should we be denied the freedom to travel there.
The Freedom to Export to Cuba Act of 2021 (S. 249) has been introduced by the U.S. Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore) with co-sponsorship from Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan), Sen. Amy Klobucher (D-Minn), and Sen Patrick Leahy (D-Vt). Senator’s Durbin, Leahy and Merkley are also supporters.
S. 249 repeals the current legal restrictions against doing business with Cuba, including the 1961 authorization for establishing the trade embargo; subsequent laws that required enforcement of the embargo; and other restrictive statutes that prohibit transactions between U.S. owned or controlled firms and Cuba, and limitations on direct shipping between U.S. and Cuban ports. Given Pittsburgh’s river access all the way to the Gulf of Mexico, numerous regional farms, manufacturing, and tech companies would greatly benefit economically.
Our organization, established in 1998, is officially recognized as a Pittsburgh “sister-city” with Matanzas, Cuba and we are committed to the core principles of demanding:
- the lifting of all trade barriers to Cuba,
- mutual respect for Cuba / U.S. sovereignty,
- lifting the citizen travel ban completely, and
- the closing of the U.S. Guantanamo military base on the island of Cuba.
U.S. citizens have the unfettered right to travel to Communist China, Vietnam, and Socialist nations all over globe – It’s Time to Play Ball with Cuba! END THE EMBARGO!