Demand Aid for Puerto Rico NOW!

“Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort. 10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job."-Trump’s tweet 9/30/17

That was just one of Trump's eighteen tweets this past Saturday about Puerto Rico, the Mayor of San Juan, the territory’s debt, and the real eye opener that Puerto Rico is in fact an island.

This is everything we’ve feared. This is very real crisis with millions of American lives in jeopardy and Trump’s completely incompetent and inept leadership. He is out of his depth and American lives hang in the balance. Puerto Rico, as a US Territory, does not have direct congressional representation. We need to let our MoC’s know that we care and they need to act.

Action:

Please Call:

Rep. Adam Smith: 425-793-5180
Rep. Pramila Jayapal: 206-674-0040
Sen. Patty Murray: 202-224-2621/ 206-553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: 202-224-3441/ 206-220-6400

Sample Script:

“My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP] about helping Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria. They are experiencing a humanitarian crisis and need aid as soon as possible. Please push for an aid package for Puerto Rico to pass as soon as possible to relieve the suffering of our fellow Americans.”

Looking for another way to help? Use the link below to find out how.

http://www.unitedforpuertorico.com/

Background:

http://edition.cnn.com/…/trump-tweets-puerto-rico/index.html

https://www.vox.com/2017/10/1/16390006/puerto-rico-trump

https://www.theguardian.com/…/donald-trump-san-juan-mayor-p…

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, October 7: Day of Action in Burien with Pramila Jayapal, 10am at Burien Press.

Join Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and volunteers as we knock on doors in Burien for a slate of progressive city council candidates. These elections are important because a slate of far-right candidates is attempting a takeover of the city council to repeal its sanctuary city ordinance.

Sign up:

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Sunday, October 8: SEA NO H8: A Concert for Indivisible Project at Optimism Brewing Company, from 5:30-7:30.

Join your Seattle-area neighbors to stand together against hate-based rhetoric, politics and policies and celebrate strong social activism in our community that promotes inclusivity, tolerance and diversity. All proceeds benefit Indivisible Project. Featuring music by Seattle's "soul ambassador," Tiffany Wilson, En Canto, classic Seattle-based Brazilian band, and hosted by Hosted by Rich Smith from The Stranger & Blabbermouth podcast.

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