The Unity March is one week away and the momentum is building! First Carmen Yulin Cruz, Mayor of San Juan signed on, then Hamilton Creator and Weslyan alum Lin Manuel Miranda, and now our next announcement should come as no surprise for those who have been watching congress’s actions on Puerto Rico. The next Unity March speaker is our strongest Congressional Champion Luis Gutiérrez!Read more
We have huge news! The Hispanic Federation has endorsed the Unity March on Washington happening Nov 19th! With this endorsement came the exciting announcement that Lin Manuel Miranda will be speaking at the March! This endorsement by the Hispanic Federation will also include helping cover travel costs for anyone interested in attending the March!Read more
Hurricane Maria has hit and as of yesterday 100% of Puerto Rico was without power, flooding is occurring throughout the island, and according to Luis Davilla from the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration "Over 11,000 people are in shelters". San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz spoke of the devastation to San Juan "The Puerto Rico and the San Juan that we knew yesterday is no longer there"
If you or your family require information on emergency services on the island, please see our information page here. The impact is severe, and workers have only begun to assess the damage. It's clear our people will need our help, and we need to have a plan for how to do it.
As a first step toward that plan, The CT Puerto Rican Agenda has joined with other CT based organizations like The Center for Latino Progress, CICD Puerto Rican Day Parade, The San Juan Center, and The Hispanic Federation to form a network that can respond to this hurricane, and any others in the future. We will be holding our first public event on Sunday October 1st from 12 noon-7pm at 95 Park St, which is the Center For Latino Progress.