Don’t leave Puerto Rico in the dark
On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico with full force – demolishing homes, knocking out huge swaths of the power grid, and ravaging the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of American families.
Shockingly, the Trump administration's response to help our fellow Americans has been slow and inadequate. It's been over seven months since the storm hit, but hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans are still without power.
Without electricity, people cannot access clean water, prepare safe food, or keep medications safely cooled. Without light, businesses grind to a halt, women and girls are at greater risk for abuse, and caring for the elderly and children becomes arduous. The cost of generators and fuel is pushing families further into poverty. And many schools and hospitals are not able to run at full capacity.
In a country with the wealth and resources of the United States, this is appalling and unjust. We have to do better.
We must stand together to demand that the American citizens of Puerto Rico are not left behind.
Add your name to pledge your support for:
- Dedicating more urgent funding to rebuild Puerto Rico and end the electricity crisis
- Prioritizing the Puerto Rican people ahead of bureaucratic processes and red tape
- Demanding FEMA and the federal government provide prompt, accurate and publicly available information