Thank you to the thousands who have activated themselves to raise visibility around the humanitarian crisis that has unfolded in Puerto Rico. This is our 3rd week of asking you to TAKE ACTION for Puerto Rico and we want to rally you again!
Over the weekend, a few of Defend PR’s team members witnessed the devastation on the island first hand. What they observed, is indeed a life or death situation for the people in Puerto Rico.
On Tuesday night, the House Appropriations Committee introduced a $36.5 billion bill, which would go into a more general disaster fund. Only a small portion of those funds will reach Puerto Rico, most of it in the form of loans. This is a Death Row Sentence Relief Bill for Puerto Rico and will just increase the amount of money the island will eventually need to pay back.
What you can do this week: Take 2 minutes TODAY to email your representatives and demand that Puerto Rico get the relief that they need to rise and rebuild without forcing it into MORE DEBT!