National Week of Action for Puerto Rico: December 4 – 8, 2017

National Week of Action for Puerto Rico: December 4 – 8, 2017

Congress is considering tax, disaster relief, and health legislation during the next couple of weeks that could restore or destroy Puerto Rico. We are asking all members of the agenda to call their Congresspeople and Senators and demand the following:

I would like Senator ______ or Representative ________ to know that I want him/her to:

1)     Support funding for Puerto Rico to rebuild housing, businesses and infrastructure destroyed by Hurricane Maria

2)     Provide Puerto Ricans with the same Medicaid and Medicare benefits available in the 50 states; and create job growth incentives for local business and U.S. corporations operating in Puerto Rico. 

3)     Waive the Jones Act for Puerto Rico for at least 2 years to lower the price of imports needed for reconstruction.

4)     Do not levy a 20 percent tax on goods manufactured in Puerto Rico by subsidiaries of U.S. corporations. Puerto Rico is part of the U.S.  I ask you to oppose this and similar provisions in the tax reform legislation that treats and penalizes Puerto Rico as a foreign country.

You can find a full script here: http://www.puertoricanagenda.org/call_congress

Everyday this week we will ask you to visit, call or write your members of Congress. Or do all 3! But whatever you do please take action this week to ensure Puerto Rico is a top priority for our delegation.

You can find more details about the nationally organized campaign here: http://www.puertoricanagenda.org/national_week_of_action_for_puerto_rico

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to justice for Puerto Rico. ¡Pa'lante sin miedo!

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