Last year, Hurricane Maria devastated communities in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For months, communities lacked access to electricity, clean water, and food, and today 120,000 are still without power. This is unacceptable.
Low income communities and communities of color face disproportionate burdens and barriers to prepare for and respond to climate-fueled disasters. These environmental injustices must be recognized in recovery and support aid from the federal government.
Despite the ongoing disaster, Congress has been slow to respond. And while some disaster relief has been provided to Puerto Rico, much more aid is needed, and must be equitably distributed. Raise your voice. Tell Congress to equitably provide more disaster relief and recovery support for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands!