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

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

A discussion with:
Major Garrett
Chief White House Correspondent
CBS News

Bill Lane
Senior Director, Global Government & Corporate Affairs 

Glen Bolger
Public Opinion Strategies (POS)

Moderatored by:
Peter Schechter
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Do voters in the Heartland support peeling away the Cuban travel restrictions and scrapping the embargo overall? Join us on November 17 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.

One year ago, President Obama radically changed the US-Cuba relationship by restoring diplomatic relations and opening trade and travel opportunities 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 with analysis from CBS Washington Correspondent Major Garrett, GOP pollster, Glen Bolger, and Senior Director of Global Government and Corporate Affairs at Caterpillar, Bill Lane.

DATE:        Tuesday, November 17, 2015

TIME:        9:00 a.m. –10:30 a.m. 
Light breakfast will be served. 

LOCATION:     Atlantic Council
1030 15th St NW, 12th floor (West Tower)
Washington, DC 20005

Follow along on Twitter: #ACOpenCuba