Dear fellow MoveOn member,
It’s Lin-Manuel Miranda here. The people of Puerto Rico need Congress to help the island, which was left ravaged by Hurricane Maria nearly three months ago—but they can’t do it without you.
Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans haven’t had electricity since then. They don’t have power to turn on a light, stock a refrigerator, or take a hot shower. Thousands of homes are destroyed, rural areas are still isolated, small businesses are not operating, and there's an ever-increasing migration of Puerto Ricans to the U.S. mainland.
It’s clear that the federal government’s response to the disaster in Puerto Rico has been painfully slow and not commensurate with the hurricane response in Texas and Florida. Please sign the petition telling Congress the people of Puerto Rico need help now—it’s part of the United States too!
The list of needed actions is short, straightforward, and agreed upon by Puerto Ricans of all political stripes who want to address these problems through the pending tax bill, funding for health care, a new relief package, and debt relief.
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