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Please continue to help bring attention to the crisis in Puerto Rico; they need more resources faster than they are getting. From CNBC: “Officials are calling the devastation in Puerto Rico a humanitarian disaster. Six days after Hurricane Maria hit, millions are struggling for basic necessities like adequate food, water, fuel and electricity. Eighty percent of the island’s transmission lines are down, and power may not be restored for more than a month.” https://www.cbsnews.com/…/humanitarian-crisis-puerto-rico-…/
ACTION: Ask Your Members of Congress to Support Federal Aid to Puerto Rico
Contact your Members of Congress to support immediate federal aid to Puerto Rico and Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez’s request for a waiver of the Jones Act. [The Jones Act requires any supplies/resources to Puerto Rico to arrive by U.S. flag ships. It makes it much more expensive to transport supplies and other resources to Puerto Rico. A waiver would add flexibility to recovery efforts.
- 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)
Please also donate what you can to help Puerto Rico. Every bit helps! You can even text your donation: hispanicfederation.org/donate.