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Puerto Rico Advocates To Demand Accountability For Inadequate Recovery Efforts

Hamilton Actor, Members of Congress Join Hundreds of Puerto Rico Advocates to Demand Accountability for Inadequate Recovery Efforts

Washington, DCHamilton actor Anthony Ramos will join Representatives Nydia Velázquez (D-NY-7), Luis Gutierrez (D-IL-4), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY-13), and members of the #Power4PuertoRico coalition at a rally in front of the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The rally will mark six months since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico and protest the federal government’s mismanagement of recovery efforts on the Island.

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Hundreds of Puerto Rican families displaced by the hurricane will travel to Washington, DC from Puerto Rico and states along the East Coast. Their demands will include more decisive, effective and urgent action from federal agencies, in addition to oversight and additional resources from the White House and Congress to resolve the crisis caused by Hurricane Maria.

WHO:

  • Puerto Rico families affected by Hurricane Maria
  • Anthony Ramos, Actor, Hamilton: An American Musical
  • Representative Nydia Velázquez (D-NY- 7)
  • Representative Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL-4)
  • Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-NY-13)
  • Ana Maria Archila, Co-Executive Director, Center for Popular Democracy
  • Laura Esquivel, Director of National Advocacy, Hispanic Federation
  • Jaime Contreras, Vice President and Capital Area Director, 32BJ SEIU

WHEN: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 11:00 AM ET

WHERE: FEMA Headquarters, 500 C St SW, Washington, DC 20024

For additional information, please contact Daniel Herrera at 202-930-6805 or dherrera@rabengroup.com.

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Power 4 Puerto Rico is a nationwide coalition of organizations, leaders, and advocates from across the nation calling on Congress and the Administration to adopt an ambitious, new agenda that will put Puerto Rico’s economy on the road to future growth and prosperity. The coalition includes Hispanic Federation, Vamos 4 Puerto Rico, Hedge Clippers, Center for Popular Democracy, 32BJ SEIU, Make the Road (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey), Hispanic National Bar Association, American Federation of Teachers, UnidosUS, LCLAA, BoricuActívate, and many more.

Contact: Daniel Herrera, dherrera@rabengroup.com, 202-930-6805