Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Pro Engagement PAC Raises $178,000 in Two Months

Pro-Cuba engagement PAC reports first fundraising totals

A political action committee formed earlier this year to promote closer ties between the U.S. and Cuba trumpeted its first fundraising totals in a statement Tuesday.
The New Cuba PAC said raised more than $178,000 between May 4 and June 30. Half of the contributions came from Cuban Americans, according to the group's statement. A detailed public report is due to be filed this month to the Federal Election Commission.
One of its fundraisers was held two months ago on Miami Beach with special guest Alan Gross, the former contractor imprisoned for five years in Cuba. The PAC supports, among other things, a proposed Senate bill that would end the American travel ban to the island.
"For some time now polling has shown the American people are way ahead of the politicians in Washington on Cuba policy, and the record travel to the island over the last six months shows their voting with their feet as well," said James Williams, a PAC director. The group's fundraising "sends a strong message to Congress that the American people are also putting their money where their mouth is and want Congress to play a constructive role in this new era."
Critics of the U.S.-Cuba rapprochement have been collecting political funds for years.

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