Action Alert from the USCCB
Support Trade and Travel with Cuba
Bishop Oscar Cantú wrote to congressional foreign relations leaders urging them to refrain from taking action which would prevent implementation of the travel, trade and diplomatic efforts with Cuba as announced by President Obama. The Bishop noted that the Cuban trade and travel embargo should be lifted by Congressional action. Unfortunately, some recent bills considered by Congress would instead limit the ability to authorize new airline routes and vessels for trade and travel to Cuba, which contravenes the recently announced policy of fostering dialogue, human rights, commerce and improved diplomatic ties between our countries.
USCCB, as does the Holy See and Cuban Bishops’ Conference, supports dialogue and engagement between the United States and Cuba as the best means of promoting positive social and political change. To do so, the remaining elements of the Cuban trade and travel embargo must be lifted by the Congress. In addition, attempts by the Congress to restrict those areas of trade and travel currently permissible with Cuba should be rejected. Ask your representative to oppose any new restrictions on commerce, contact and communication with Cuba, and to eliminate existing limitations on trade and travel with this country by clicking here.