Protect Emergency Housing for Puerto Rico!

We are going to re-visit this action from last week. It’s too important; we need to put some extra pressure on congress.

2300 families in Puerto Rico are still displaced from Hurricane Maria, and on June 30, government funding for their temporary housing will expire.

There is no reason for this!

FEMA has previously provided longer-term housing assistance after other natural disasters, such has Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. “FEMA can simply flip a switch to make this happen," said Denise Collazo, chief of staff at faith-based community organizing group Faith in Action. "For whatever reason, they’re choosing inaction."

Sen. Patty Murray--DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545

Sen. Maria Cantwell--DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400

Rep. Pramila Jayapal--DC 202-225-3106; Seattle 206-674-0040

Rep. Adam Smith--DC 202-225-8901; Renton 425-793-5180

Sample Script:

“Hello, I’m [name] from [city, zip]. With Puerto Rico still recovering from Hurricane Maria, the government needs to extend emergency housing for families displaced by the hurricane. Please co-sponsor the Housing Victims of Major Disasters Act.”

Also:

Exciting Canvasing Opportunities!

Join us for short training and fun canvass to Flip the 8th Congressional District and Flip the 47th Legislative District. We can do this!!!

When: Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Where: Starbucks at 13121 SE Kent-Kangley Rd, Kent, WA 98030

https://www.facebook.com/events/256532758421734/

Background:

https://www.nola.com/

https://thinkprogress.org/fema-spent-75-million-to-dock-a-