The nation’s policymakers woke up to this on the front page of the Washington Post:
Momentum Grows for Relaxing Cuba Policy, by Shailagh Murray and Karen DeYoung
Here is a snippet of the article:
At a Capitol Hill news conference scheduled for tomorrow, a wide array of senators and interest groups — including Senate Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Byron L. Dorgan (N.D.); Banking Committee Chairman Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.); Richard G. Lugar (Ind.), the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and Human Rights Watch — will rally around a potentially historic bill to lift the travel ban.
Notice the breadth of the spectrum scheduled to participate in tomorrow’s press conference in support for lifting travel restrictions to Cuba for all Americans; party leadership, financial policy leadership, foreign policy leadership, the world’s largest nonprofit business federation, and a leading international human rights organization. While this broad display of support for removing restrictions is impressive, we know that it is merely the tip of the iceberg. The calls for changing U.S. policy extend from leading Cuban-American civil society organizations to every government in the Western Hemisphere except the United States. University presidents and religious leaders around the United States have demanded an end to the travel ban. The list is exhaustive, and it seems like our country is starting to notice it. To see some of the other groups and organizations that are supporting an end to the travel ban on Cuba, click here. *This list is far from complete, check back periodically as it continues to be updated.*
Cuba policy is front and center in Washington DC today. Our voices calling for change, are being heard in the halls of Congress. Example: press conference tomorrow, March 31, at 12:00 p.m. in room SVC-203 of the United States Capitol Visitors Center. Be sure to check the news!