Join the CT Puerto Rican Agenda, Make the Road CT, Latinas En Resistencia and others on February 28th for a day of mobilization to support Puerto Rican families. There are thousands of new families displaced by Hurricane Maria coming to Connecticut towns and cities that are themselves strained to address decades of economic neglect. It is long overdue that we come together and show the power our community’s ability to show up in numbers and pressure our elected officials to act.
Schedule of the day.
10am Lobby training and policy priorities overview
11-1pm Meetings with Elected officials
1-3pm Rally on Capitol Steps
If you would like to sign up for our Lobby Training(RSVP Required) at 10am, please fill out this short info form: https://goo.gl/forms/PTGuboRiutzxxVLS2
Feb 28th is a Wednesday. We understand that this makes it difficult for some families to attend. That is unfortunate and we will work toward organizing ways to get involved on the weekends and evenings, however the political nature of this issue requires us to go into the halls of power and speak directly with decision makers. This can only be accomplished while legislators are working, thus a weekday. We encourage everyone who is able to take the day off and join us for a full day of political engagement with your elected officials and fellow advocates for Puerto Rico.
There is no parking of buses at the capitol. While there are some spaces available at the LOB garage, we encourage everyone to find parking on the side streets surrounding the capital.
Please join us on Feb 28th at the CT State Capitol building! ¡Pa'lante sin miedo!
***Details subject to change as the event evolves. Specific demands will be contingent on the specific needs at the time of the rally. We welcome suggestions on our facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/871935252985541/
For more background on the displaced families, watch this excellent documentary by PBS.
Event fliers below: