Why I decided to get arrested for Puerto Rico

It is my goal to use this moment to pour gasoline onto the fire burning within every Boricua to join the movement for justice for Puerto Rico NOW. Not tomorrow, not next week, not waiting until after the next hurricane hits. Our people need you now. 

 

Today I will participate in an act of civil disobedience to draw attention to the malicious treatment of the Puerto Rican People by the U.S. government. March 20 not only marks the six-month anniversary of Hurricane Maria, but the day FEMA will end aid for the countless that are displaced and living in hotels around the country. In other words: thousands of displaced Boricuas will have no where to go. This is outrageous and unacceptable. I will join hundreds of activists from across the country who stand in solidarity with Puerto Rico and demand Congress provide a comprehensive aid package and total debt relief for the island NOW.

If you feel as I do that now is the time to escalate our fight for justice, sign up here to join the movement.


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This action is not the first nor will it be the last for our movement. Yesterday thousands of Teachers in Puerto Rico mobilized for Educational justice for our youth. Before that Boricuas laid down their bodies to prevent toxic waste from being dumped in our communities. For 500 years our people have been fighting for freedom, and after 500 years of colonialism we are still here. Today the Diaspora adds another chapter to the long and rebellious history of the movement for justice for Puerto Rico that will not rest until all of us are free, healthy and prosperous. 

There are 545 members of congress. There are over 8 million Puerto Ricans. We have the numbers and I am proud to be one more Boricua who refuses to submit. Join us. 

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  • Evelyn Hernandez
    commented 2018-03-20 12:40:13 -0400
    We need to abolish the Jones act. Stop the Gentrification of Puerto Rico.
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