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Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect (ACERE)

Supporting the normalization
of relations with Cuba

The Alliance For Cuba Engagement And Respect (ACERE)

Supporting the normalization of relations with Cuba

Urgent Call for Action:
Remove Cuba from the State Sponsors of Terrorism List

ACERE is dedicated to promoting positive change in U.S.-Cuba relations. As part of our efforts, we have launched an advocacy campaign to Remove Cuba from the U.S. State Sponsors of Terrorism List. This designation has been in place for too long and has hurt the Cuban people and our relationship with their country.

At ACERE, we believe in the power of collective action to create change. That is why we ask you to Take Action by clicking on all the links and sending messages to President Biden and your members of Congress. Your voice can make a difference in ending this harmful designation and moving towards a more positive and productive relationship with Cuba.

By speaking out, you can help bring about a brighter future for the Cuban people and our two countries. Join us in our efforts to Remove Cuba from the State Sponsors of Terrorism List by taking action today! Together, we can create real change and make a difference.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lawyers ask Biden to Remove Cuba from the State Sponsors of Terrorism List

Washington, DC – ACERE, the Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect, announces the release of a letter to President Biden signed by prominent lawyers nationwide expressing concern over the continued placement of Cuba on the State Sponsors of Terrorism (SSOT) list.
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Statement from the Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect (ACERE) on the State Department’s Country Reports on Terrorism 2022
The Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect (ACERE) draws attention to the fact that the U.S. Department of State, in its Country Reports on Terrorism 2022, implicitly acknowledges there is no justification for Cuba to be designated a State Sponsor of Terror (SSOT). This report, published on November 30, 2023, reiterates the absurd claim that Cuba “repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism” because it “refused Colombia’s request to…
Statement from the Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect (ACERE) Condemning the Acts of Terrorism against the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C.
The Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect (ACERE) vehemently condemns the recent act of terrorism against the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C., where two Molotov cocktails were thrown at the building. Such heinous actions threaten diplomatic personnel's safety and security and damage the fragile diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States. We express our relief that the embassy staff remained unharmed in this incident. Still, it is critical to…
Cuban and U.S. Private Business Sectors Sent a Letter to President Biden: Their Main Demand- Lift Cuba’s Designation as a So-called “State Sponsor of Terrorism”
Washington, DC – Nearly 9,000 Cuban and U.S. private business owners or representatives of around 270 business organizations representing thousands of businesses sent a letter to President Biden this morning. Among a list of seven concrete policy and normative changes, their main demand is to take Cuba off the U.S. State Sponsors of Terrorism (SSOT) list. Cuba’s designation on the SSOT list was unequivocally rejected as unmerited by the Obama…
Lawyers ask Biden to Remove Cuba from the State Sponsors of Terrorism List
Washington, DC – ACERE, the Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect, announces the release of a letter to President Biden signed by prominent lawyers nationwide expressing concern over the continued placement of Cuba on the State Sponsors of Terrorism (SSOT) list.
Puentes de Amor Files Ethics Complaint Against Senator Marco Rubio
Grassroots members say Rubio is targeting and harassing them because they promote diplomacy and peaceful relations between the United States and Cuba In response to Senator Marco Rubio’s baseless defamation and harassment against Puentes de Amor (“PDA”) and war veteran and teacher Carlos Lazo, which includes calling upon the FBI to investigate them for allegedly representing the Cuban government, PDA members and citizens filed a complaint with the Senate Committee on Ethics denouncing Rubio’s  persecution campaign…
A Call for Immediate U.S. Assistance to Fire Disaster in Cuba
On Friday, August 5, in the province of Matanzas, Cuba, lightning struck an oil tank in Cuba's largest oil storage facility. This led to a tremendous explosion and a still uncontrolled fire that has resulted in dozens of people injured, some in critical condition. As of Saturday, August 6, at least 17 firefighters were reported missing.  This fire, the largest in Cuban history, comes at a time when Cuba is…
About us

What we do

ACERE’s mission is to channel grassroots advocacy to  progressive policy changes that promote positive and respectful relations between Cuba and the United States.

We work at the grassroots level while others are engaged in advocacy efforts.

The alliance maintains a robust network of organizations engaged in advocacy, education, organizing, community building, mass mobilization and communications.

Members work inspired by their values, while others help promote the interests of the business community.

The alliance advocates in Washington D.C. on behalf of normalizing relations between the U.S. and Cuba and shares with our members opportunities to advocate for better relations.

We believe that sanctions and economic blockades are not the right answers to resolve conflicts or ideological differences between countries.

All members of ACERE uphold the principles of coalition and believe that engagement rather than isolation and intervention is the solution in promoting friendly neighbor relations between the two countries.  
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Nine days before leaving office, Trump designated Cuba a State Sponsor of Terrorism. Two years later, Biden has kept Cuba on the terrorism blacklist. Ironically, Cuba has been a victim of U.S.-based terrorism — not a sponsor of terrorism. There is no credible evidence to support the designation, which is aimed to devastate Cuba’s economy by cutting it off from international credit and investment.

Communities across the Americas are increasingly facing more intense natural disasters amid the reality of climate emergency.

How do Cubans, under the burden of crushing U.S. sanctions, respond? With solidarity.

When Hurricane Ian ravaged western Cuba in September, Cubans’ first instincts were to help their neighbors. “This is the culture of our community,” hurricane survivor Virginia Miranda says. “Solidarity is our distinctive trait.”

The War on Cuba

Belly of The Beast Cuba

This documentary series, The War on Cuba, gives an inside look on the effects of U.S. sanctions on Cuban people.

ACERE

The Alliance For Cuba Engagement And Respect

The people of Cuba have long been suffering under an economic blockade by the United States that places restrictions on food, medicine, and even economic support from relatives. President Trump not only reversed President Obama’s move to strengthen relations but further tightened the blockade. Despite high hopes, President Biden has so far failed to bring about improved relations. After 60 years of failed policy, it is time to demand a different path forward.

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