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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 unfounded designation has been in place for too long and has hurt the Cuban people and marred U.S. standing in the region.

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 the two countries. Join us in our efforts to Remove Cuba from the State Sponsors of Terrorism List by taking action today!

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.
Updates

Cuba News

ACERE Celebrates New Regulations In Support of Cuban Entrepreneurs
The Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect (ACERE) commends the Biden administration for finally implementing long overdue regulations — initially announced two years ago — designed to support the growth and operations…
Prominent Cuban Americans Call on President Biden to Fulfill His Campaign Promises on Cuba
May 6, 2024 Prominent Cuban Americans Call on President Biden to Fulfill His Campaign Promises on Cuba ***For Immediate Release*** The Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect (ACERE) proudly announces…
ACERE Statement on the 2023 Country Reports on Human Rights: Cuba
The Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect (ACERE) notes that the U.S. Department of State, in its 2023 Country Reports on Human Rights: Cuba, fails to mention the most serious human rights…
Protests in Cuba Have a Root Cause: U.S. Sanctions
The Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect (ACERE) draws attention to the root causes of the scattered protests in Santiago and other towns in eastern Cuba on March 17. Per media reports,…
ACERE Statement: Press Conference on March 8 by House GOP Cuban Americans
The Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect (ACERE) finds it necessary to set the record straight regarding the press conference held earlier today, March 8, by a group of House GOP Cuban…
ACERE Statement – “The Color Purple” author Alice Walker Refused Visit to US Embassy in Cuba
The Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect (ACERE) finds it reprehensible that the Embassy of the United States in Cuba refused to meet with renowned author and civil rights activist Alice Walker.…
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 are engaged in advocacy efforts to change US policy toward Cuba.

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

Some members are inspired by their values of faith, while others help promote the interests of the business community.

The alliance advocates in Washington D.C. to normalize relations between the U.S. and Cuba and shares opportunities with our members to promote for better relations.

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

All members of ACERE believe that engagement and respect for Cuba's sovereignty—rather than outdated restrictions and aggressive rhetoric—are the best way to promote constructive relations between the U.S. and Cuba.
Education

Media

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.

Three years ago, the Trump administration put Cuba back on the State Department’s state sponsors of terrorism list.

World leaders, multinational blocs, major U.S. cities, top Democrats in Congress—even the Secretary-General of the United Nations— reject Cuba’s continued inclusion on the list, but Biden’s kept it there, while providing no evidence Cuba’s sponsoring terrorism.

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, commercial and financial embargo by the United States that places restrictions on food, medicine, and economic support from relatives. President Trump not only reversed President Obama’s move to strengthen relations but further tightened sanctions against Cuba. Despite high hopes, President Biden has so far failed to bring about a substantive improvement in relations. After six decades of failed policy, it is time to demand a different path forward.

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