Thursday, September 12, 2019

Piquet Law Firm | 1000 Brickell Avenue , Suite 201, Miami, FL 33131

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Join us with experts and leaders as we share best practices for designing digital presences, applications and websites that will enhance an enterprise’s business opportunities. Using the Chamber website as a case study, the discussion will include the process of designing and developing digital platforms. The panel will also highlight best practices to incorporate branding and social media to attract and build a customer base, and how to incorporate off-the-shelf applications to enhance a website’s functionality and operational efficiency.

Gilman Hanson
PresidentHanson Design

Romeu Biscaia MachadoChief Design OfficerCommcepta Design
Phillip HordijkFounderNY Casas
Kinsey MahanCustomer Marketing ManagerMemberClicks
Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce
485 Madison Avenue, Suite 401 (at 52nd Avenue)
New York, NY 11432
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Members: Free
Non-members: $25
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Registration, light lunch and Networking
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Presentations, Panel Discussion and Q&A
Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce  485 Madison Avenue, Suite 401, New York, New York 10022, United States 2127514691

All On The Line

Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Bradley and I'm the Social Media Manager here at All on the Line. I decided to get involved in this work because I know the issues I care about most -- civil rights and climate change -- will be directly impacted by the redistricting process.

This Thursday, presidential candidates will be hitting the debate stage to share their vision for the country -- and I hope to hear their plans on democracy reform. Because at the end of the day, we can't move forward on issues at national or local levels when the playing field is stacked against progress.

Join me in tweeting at @ABCPolitics and the debate moderators encouraging them to #AskAboutDemocracy during the third Democratic debate on Thursday.

We cannot go another #DemDebate without asking the candidates how they'll work to end gerrymandering and save our democracy.

-- Bradley

All On The Line is the grassroots advocacy campaign supported by the National Redistricting Action Fund. 


All On The Line

Today, we're launching registration for our first round of cities for Redistricting U.

All On The Line is sending trainers to cities across the country to empower folks to be leaders in the movement for fair maps. Find out if we're coming to your community and register for a local Redistricting U training here!

As President Obama said when he launched Redistricting U, the movement for fair maps will determine the course of progress on every issue we care about for the next decade. And we can't wait to begin organizing when the redistricting process starts in 2021. That's why we're starting now in 21 key cities.

Redistricting U is headed to 21 cities this fall -- Find a local training or suggest your city for a spring training location!

Our goal is to empower people with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to participate in and impact redistricting. Each training will be customized to tackle the unique challenges of your state. AG Holder always says we have a plan to fight for fair maps -- this is your chance to be in the room helping to craft the plan.

-- The Redistricting U Team
All On The Line

All On The Line is the grassroots advocacy campaign supported by the National Redistricting Action Fund. 


All On The Line
Obama Is Ramping Up His Fight Against Gerrymandering

Sula -- Last week, we made a big splash in the media when President Obama launched Redistricting U. It's no secret that we have a plan to end gerrymandering -- Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. has made that clear. It's also no secret that organizing is a key part of that plan. What is surprising -- and deeply rewarding -- is how this issue has broken through with citizens around the country. Thanks to you, more and more Americans understand how gerrymandering has helped break our political system and they are ready to take action.

Help us ramp up our fight against gerrymandering by becoming a Redistricting U Founding Member and making a donation to our training fund.

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Redistricting U is the perfect example of how your support can make an impact in the fight. A few weeks ago, our Training Director Mallory set an ambitious fundraising goal -- and because supporters like you stepped up, President Obama was able to announce our Redistricting U initiative last week.

When reporters ask us how we know this initiative will be successful, we tell them it's because of the strong grassroots support driving it. You are the backbone of the movement for fair maps and a stronger democracy. Which is why we've increased our goal to 5,000 Founding Members of Redistricting U. Our current count is 3,478 -- we only need 30 people from New York to make a donation to hit our goal.

All On The Line is committed to building a movement that holds politicians accountable in the redistricting process. But it takes support from folks like you to make sure volunteers are armed with the tools and resources they need. Help end gerrymandering by donating to the fight for fair maps.

President Obama made fair redistricting a top priority. AG Holder has said time and time again that we have a plan to fight for fair maps. The headlines last week credited President Obama with taking on gerrymandering, but we all know he can't do it alone. This movement will only be successful because folks like you take a stand.

I hope you join us in this fight,
-- Patrick

All On The Line is the grassroots advocacy campaign supported by the National Redistricting Action Fund. 


eptember 2019 OFAC Amends the Cuban Assets Control

Hunton Andrews Kurth

What Happened:

On September 6, 2019, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) further implemented President Donald J. Trump’s foreign policy toward Cuba by amending the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 515 (CACR), as it relates to remittances and certain financial transactions. Additionally, OFAC published a number of Frequently Asked Questions and a Fact Sheet concerning this amendment. The amendment to the CACR took effect upon publication in the Federal Register on Monday, September 9, 2019.

The Bottom Line: OFAC is amending the CACR to eliminate the authorizations of the “U-turn” general license for banking institutions subject to US jurisdiction and impose new requirements regarding remittances to Cuba. Thus, financial institutions and other persons engaged in financial transactions involving Cuba that are persons subject to US jurisdiction should familiarize themselves with these amendments and actively monitor the development of US sanctions toward Cuba to ensure that present and future transactions comply with the CACR.

 The Full Story: On September 6, 2019, OFAC amended the CACR to further incorporate the president’s foreign policy toward Cuba as announced in a foreign policy address on April 17, 2019. These amendments take effect on October 9, 2019.

Prior to OFAC’s amendment of the CACR, US banking institutions were authorized to process “U-turn” transactions, or funds transfers originating and terminating outside the United States, provided that neither the originator nor the beneficiary is a person subject to US jurisdiction.

The recent amendment, however, amends the general license relating to U-turn transactions, eliminating the authorization for banking institutions subject to US jurisdiction to process such transactions. Instead, the amended general license authorizes these banking institutions to reject
U-turn transactions, subject to certain conditions.

The result of this new, more limited authorization is that banking institutions subject to US jurisdiction will be required to either block U-turn transactions or reject them. Concurrently, OFAC has imposed new requirements and limitations regarding the types of remittances persons subject to US jurisdiction are allowed to make to persons in Cuba. Specifically, OFAC has eliminated the authorization for donative remittances and amended the general licenses concerning family remittances and remittances to certain individuals and independent nongovernmental organizations in Cuba.

 Regarding family remittances, OFAC has placed a $1,000 cap on the amount one remitter can send to one Cuban national as a family remittance in any consecutive three-month period. OFAC has also prohibited family remittances to prohibited Cuban officials and members of the Communist Party, as well as any of their close relatives. Regarding remittances to independent nongovernment organizations, OFAC has added a provision to authorize remittances to support self-employed individuals (e.g., cuentapropistas) in Cuba, as defined by the CACR, in an attempt to promote the growth of the Cuban private sector.

Financial institutions subject to US jurisdiction and engaging in activities related to the US sanctions toward Cuba should familiarize themselves with OFAC’s amendment of the CACR in order to comply with OFAC’s requirements. © 2019 Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP. Attorney advertising materials. These materials have been prepared for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. This information is not intended to create an attorney-client or similar relationship. Please do not send us confidential information. Past successes cannot be an assurance of future success. Whether you need legal services and which lawyer you select are important decisions that should not be based solely upon these materials. 2 The Latin America practice group and the international and cross-border transactions practice at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP will continue to closely monitor related developments regarding US sanctions with respect to Cuba. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like further information regarding the Cuban Assets Control Regulations or sanctions governing the Cuban embargo. Contacts Gustavo J. Membiela Eric R. Markus Natalia San Juan Uriel A. Mendieta Rail Seoane 

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