Daily Do: Keep up pressure for relief assistance for Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands

****Daily Do for Wednesday, September 27th, courtesy of 5 Calls****

Today’s action is to keep up the pressure for relief assistance for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

The healthcare repeal vote was pulled yesterday, once again because of relentless action by everyday people. Today, the GOP is happy to turn to their shiny new toy: tax cuts for the rich. Meanwhile, the desperate situation in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands worsens. Yesterday, the administration declined to waive The Jones Act (the waiver would lift the requirement that Puerto Rico only receive goods via U.S. ships). Yet, the requirement WAS waived for FL and TX – states accessible by land.

ACTION: Contact your Members of Congress and tell them they must act now to pass a robust relief package to protect the lives of these Americans in the midst of a dire humanitarian crisis.

  • Sen. Patty Murray (253-572-3636)
    Sen. Maria Cantwell (253-572-2281)
    D10 Rep. Denny Heck (360-459-8514)
    D3 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (360-695-6292)

 

SCRIPT:

My name is [NAME], a constituent from Olympia. Congress must immediately pass a hurricane relief package for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. It is inexcusable for the federal government to not take swift protective action when millions of Americans are in the midst of a dire humanitarian crisis. What are the plans for bringing this issue to the forefront and taking quick action on relief?

[IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied]

Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and the rest of the Caribbean have been devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Since Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico, the island lost 100% of its power and ele

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