Demand a Just Recovery and Relief Aid Package for Puerto Rico
On September 20, Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico. Farms, homes and the environment were destroyed by the 150+ mph winds and torrential rains. Weeks later 95% of the population is still without power. Many residents are struggling to access food, water and fuel to run generators. These impacts come on top of the impacts of a deep, human-made disaster — one with its roots in the US colonial relationship with Puerto Rico.
The US has a particular responsibility to Puerto Rico, however the US has been slow to respond, and despite an all-too-short 10-day waiver, has kept antiquated laws like the Jones Act from allowing foreign aid to reach Puerto Rico.
We are demanding a Just Recovery that would reduce pollution and debt, expose and challenge systemic racism, deepen democracy, and leave behind a sturdier, more resilient infrastructure. The principles of a Just Recovery are based on a regenerative economy and climate justice approach to the crisis led by the people of Puerto Rico.
Join us and the Climate Justice Alliance in demanding Congress pass an immediate substantial federal Just Recovery and Relief Aid Package.