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We’re organizing a National Day of Action called CubaGO!  Strategically-identified delegations from across the country will be coming to DC to meet with their members of Congress. But in order to really make an impact, the delegations will need back-up from you.  That is why we’re encouraging you to “Call in for Cuba!

It’s time to get active!

Mark your calendars: CubaGO! is set for Wednesday, September 30th, 2009. Start thinking about ways to organize your community (see some ideas below). What we want Congress to hear loud and clear on that day is “Let me go to Cuba – CubaGO!” Let’s flood DC by foot and by phone demanding the freedom to travel to Cuba.

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Begin planning now! We’ll send you all the details, including sample call-in scripts, as the date gets closer. Here are some beginning thoughts on how to involve your community in the CubaGO! campaign. Create, register, and advertize your event here.

  • Get your friends, classmates and family together for a B.Y.O.C. (bring your own cell-phone) party;
  • Have a “Cuba TRAVEL Libre” cocktail hour or an “End the Travel Ban Mojito Mixer”, or a “Let me go to Cuba Lemonade Day” work break, and talk about your plans to visit Cuba – with cell phones in hand to call Congress;
  • Set up a “Lend Your Cell Phone to End the Travel Ban” booth outside your local grocery store, public library, or school—and ask passers-by to call Congress to support travel to Cuba. 

*  Be aware of your time zone as you plan your events; calls need to come into Congress between 9 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. DC time.  If you can get a crowd together, we’ll send you some promotional materials to help you organize, and maybe even t-shirts and stickers.  This should be fun!

Here is a link that will help you find the DC phone numbers for ALL your members of Congress. Focus on your representative and two senators. Local legislators are not the focus for this action in particular.

The message for your representative

Support the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act, HR 874. As a constituent I believe that:

   1. I have the RIGHT to travel to Cuba
   2. After 50 years of doing the same its time for CHANGE
   3. Allowing U.S. citizens to travel would help the Cuban PEOPLE
   4. The MAJORITY of Americans, Cuba-Americans, and the rest of the WORLD want an end to the travel ban

For detailed talking points, click here.

The message for your senators

Support the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act, S 428. As a constituent I believe that:

   1. I have the RIGHT to travel to Cuba
   2. After 50 years of doing the same its time for CHANGE
   3. Allowing U.S. citizens to travel would help the Cuban PEOPLE
   4. The MAJORITY of Americans, Cuba-Americans, and the rest of the WORLD want an end to the travel ban

For detailed talking points, click here.

Watch for updates, but start planning now.  Let’s get this bill to the floor and on President Obama’s desk before year’s end. 

Support CubaGO! by donating to the campaign here.  

Remember, the last Wednesday of September is CubaGO! – Travel for All.    

 

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