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  • DC's Unity March For Puerto Rico Wants Action Now

    Demonstrators in Washington, D.C., are marching in support of disaster-stricken Puerto Rico. Thousands attended the Unity March for Puerto Rico to stand in solidarity against laws that organizers say "have been systematically oppressive and crippling to the people of Puerto Rico and the socio-economic growth and sustainability of the island." Continue ReadingRoughly two months after Hurricane Maria made landfall there, Puerto Rico is still struggling to recover. Related Story Puerto Rico's Massive Debt Could Hurt Its Hurricane RecoveryAnd Ricardo Ramos, the former head of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, just resigned, potentially complicating the issue further. And while Puerto Rico was burdened with massive debt and poor infrastructure before Maria, the storm made the situation worse.

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    Protests Lin-Manuel Miranda for hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

    Protesters marched Sunday in Washington in solidarity with hurricane-hit Puerto Rico, criticizing the lackluster US response to the storm and calling for reform. Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico in September, ravaging the US territory's infrastructure. Messina added 'We need to abolish the Jones Act, we need to remove the debt, we need to make Puerto Rico great again.' 'Tweet Puerto Rico With Respect,' read another sign, an apparent reference to Trump's at-times vitriolic Twitter responses to criticism of his handling of the disaster. 'This is another instance where Puerto Rico always gets the short end of the stick.'

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    Puerto Rico Unity March draws demonstrators in rally for disaster aid

    Demonstrators packed the Mall on Sunday for a Unity March in support of disaster relief for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. By afternoon, hundreds had amassed in front of the Lincoln Memorial as part of the Unity March for Puerto Rico. pic.twitter.com/jOlo0qoVvy — Kellie Meyer (@KellieMeyerNews) November 19, 2017Evelyn Mejil, Sunday’s event organizer, said the demonstration was a powerful display of unity behind the efforts to rebuild Puerto Rico. The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, commonly referred to as the Jones Act, was a popular target of the speakers and rally attendees. The White House asked Congress last week for $44 billion in disaster aid for hurricane-ravaged areas in Texas, Puerto Rico and Florida.

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