Beyond Washington: America's Heartland Supports US-Cuba Engagement

November 17, 2015 - 9:00 am

1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor (West Tower)
Washington, DC
Beyond Washington: 
America's Heartland Supports
US-Cuba Engagement

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New Atlantic Council Poll Shows Majority Support Across Political Parties

Do voters in the Heartland support peeling away the Cuban travel restrictions and scrapping the embargo overall? 

Join us for the release of the first Heartland poll where voters from Iowa, Ohio, Tennessee, and Indiana -- states critical in the presidential election and in congressional discussions -- speak out on the need for further changes to US-Cuba policy.

Major Garrett
Chief White House Correspondent
CBS News

Steven Law
President and CEO, American Crossroads
Senior Advisor, Engage Cuba

Bill Lane
Senior Director, Global Government & Corporate Affairs 
Caterpillar Inc.

Glen Bolger
Public Opinion Strategies (POS)

Peter Schechter
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Introductory Remarks:
Jason Marczak
Deputy Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

James Williams
Engage Cuba Coalition
One year ago, President Obama radically changed the US-Cuba relationship by restoring diplomatic relations and opening trade and travel opportunities previously restricted. But Congress must still deal with the sanctions regime; they impact all Americans and all business sectors, far beyond just the Cuban-American community in Miami. Hear what voters in states particularly affected by the remaining restrictions think about Cuba.
Follow along on Twitter: #ACOpenCuba

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