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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

Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect

ACERE is a coalition of organizations and individuals that believe that sanctions and economic blockades are not the right answers to resolve conflicts or ideological differences between countries.
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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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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…
ACERE Statement Condemning Senator Rubio’s Attempt to Intimidate and Harass Puentes de Amor
As Cuban-Americans and others came out on the streets of Miami on July 31 to oppose the over 60-year United States embargo against Cuba, Senator Marco Rubio decided to revive one of the ugliest and most condemned moments of U.S. history when he chose to engage in McCarthyist tactics and launch a campaign against U.S. citizens demanding diplomacy and engagement with Cuba, instead of continuing a failed policy of isolation…
ACERE WELCOMES BIDEN ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCEMENT OF LIMITED POLICY CHANGES TOWARDS CUBA
On May 16, 2022, the Biden administration announced new measures towards Cuba, taking an important step towards restoring the policies of engagement and reversing some Trump-era policies.  ACERE welcomes the White House announcement, including the reinstatement of the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program that will provide for the reunification of many Cuban families, as well as the promised increase of services and visa processing at the U.S. Consulate in Havana. …
Public letter to Mayors Cava and Suarez regarding the Caravan to End the Cuba Blockade in Miami
May 12, 2022 Dear Mayors Cava and Suarez, We, the undersigned, represent the leadership of the Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect (ACERE), a coalition of groups around the country that work to end the embargo on Cuba and promote engagement between the U.S. and Cuba. We are concerned about the threats being made against the leadership and participants in the Caravan to End the Cuba Blockade in Miami that…
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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.

We work inspired by the values of their faith, 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. After 60 years of failed policy, it is time to demand a different path forward.

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