DeLissio joins PA State Council for Engage Cuba

HARRISBURG, June 11 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio D-Montgomery/Phila., announced her participation with the inaugural group of stakeholders in the launch of the PA State Council to Engage CubaEngage Cuba is a national coalition of private companies, organizations, and local leaders dedicated to lifting the U.S. embargo on Cuba in order to create U.S. jobs and empower the Cuban people.


Engage Cuba has launched 17 state councils across the country to educate and mobilize local communities in order to build grassroots support to advance federal legislation to lift the embargo. Comprised of nearly 500 state and local leaders, including 15 Fortune 500 companies, 15 Farm Bureaus, and 23 universities, the state councils are leading the grassroots charge to fully and permanently lift the U.S. embargo on Cuba. Pennsylvania is the 18th state council.


“Each state has been given an opportunity by this coalition to band together and argue for an end to decades of limited economic growth across our country and especially within our commonwealth, while under an embargo,” said DeLissio.


“Pennsylvania’s leading industry is agriculture followed by manufacturing, where a working relationship between our commonwealth and Cuba could prove financially beneficial,” said DeLissio. “We are hopeful with the support of this council and coalition we can make a strong case toward relaxing some of the restrictions and prohibitions that deter trade, travel, and financial transactions. I am honored to be invited to participate in this endeavor.”