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LAWG updates the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act press conference

Posted March 31, 2009 by publisher in Cuba Politics.
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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal

LAWG update on the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act

We thank LAWG for attending the news conference today and for providing the wrap up, photo and video in this article.

Today at 12 noon Senators Dorgan (D-ND), Enzi (R-WY), and Dodd (D-CT), along with representatives of the American Farm Burean, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Human Rights Watch, publicly announced S. 428, “The Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act” in a press conference so well attended that reporters were standing in the halls. LAWG was there capturing the excitement of the moment and representing all of you.

The senators announced S. 428 enthusiastically; and thanks to all of your work in the previous day, months, and years, the bill was introduced with 20 Senate co-sponsors (20% support without even getting to the floor yet).

On Thursday, April 2, the House of Representatives will hold a press conference to unveil H.R. 874, the House companion of “The Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act.” Also, because of all your hard work calling offices and sending messages, there are an amazing total of 121 co-sponsors on H.R. 874 (28% support without even getting to the floor yet).

Check out a clip of the press conference that we recorded on our cell phone camera. (Apologies for the poor quality, but it’s the best we could do.)

 

Member Comments

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On April 01, 2009, Cubaking wrote:

I have my toes crossed!

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On April 04, 2009, publisher wrote:

LAWG has sent out a video of the House of Representatives’ Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act press release where they spoke with Miriam Leiva from the Ladies in White in Havana. Bill 874.