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Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives

Tell Congress: Restore The Right to Travel to Cuba


Congress has the opportunity to pass landmark legislation that restores the right of every U.S. citizen to travel to Cuba and exchange freely with the Cuban people.

The ban on travel to Cuba is, first and foremost, an infringement upon Americans' rights, but Cubans are harmed, too. Without American travelers visiting Cuba, the only "American" idea that most Cubans are exposed to on a daily basis is the United States' punitive economic embargo.

Giving Americans the freedom to travel anywhere and to exchange with anyone, regardless of whether or not the two governments get along, is the right thing to do-and, in the case of Cuba, now is the time to do it.

Einstein once said that insanity was "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." After 50 years of trying the same thing with Cuba, isn't it time for a change?

Your congressperson has the chance this year to make this change, to correct this injustice. You can add your voice to the campaign for the freedom to travel to Cuba today. Please sign the petition so that your member of Congress knows that you support the freedom to travel to Cuba - and that you're paying attention and expect him/her to do the right thing!

Letter to
U.S. House of Representatives
I’m your constituent and I’m contacting you today to ask for your support for H.R. 4645, the Travel Restriction Reform and Export Enhancement Act—without amendment.

The ban on travel to Cuba is, first and foremost, an infringement upon Americans' rights, but Cubans are harmed, too. Without American travelers visiting Cuba, the only "American" idea that most Cubans are exposed to on a daily basis is the United States' punitive economic embargo.

H.R. 4645 is also good for America’s farmers, who are desperate for markets and jobs and are eager to put food on Cubans’ tables.

Giving Americans the freedom to travel anywhere and to exchange with anyone, regardless of whether or not the two governments get along, is the right thing to do—and, in the case of Cuba, now is the time to do it.

Einstein once said that insanity was “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” After 50 years of trying the same thing with Cuba, isn’t it time for a change?

Please vote in favor of H.R. 4645 when it comes to the House floor and oppose any amendments that would keep current onerous travel restrictions in place. By supporting this legislation, you’ll be playing an historic role in moving U.S. policy towards Cuba out of the Cold War and towards a brighter future that, at the very least, does not isolate our people from Cubans and vice-versa.