Orientation for grassroots advocacy visits with members of congress to discuss ending the blockade on Cuba took place today at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington DC. Tomorrow several teams will fan out to various offices of members of congress to urge them to work on bills to end the travel ban and blockade of the island nation.
The advocates discussed strategy and priorities of how to approach what has been primarily an intransigent congress when it comes to Cuba. Alicia Jrapko, U.S. coordinator of the International Committee stressed to the group that “we do not want to allow the narrative on the hill to be just coming from those who want to maintain a failed 57 year old policy.”
Two full days of visits will begin tomorrow. Advocates came from Alabama, Massachusetts, Florida, Arizona, Michigan, Georgia, California, Maryland and Washington DC.