Our Power Puerto Rico
Our Power Campaign
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Organización Boricuá, our partner on the ground in Puerto Rico to fund a Just Recovery for the people of the island.
We are excited to report that our first Climate Justice Alliance solidarity brigade of just transition leaders returned from Puerto Rico with many stories of hope. They met with agro-ecologists and members of the labor movement on the island who are making sure local communities in Puerto Rico take charge of their own recovery.
The CJA delegation visited Proyecto Rizoma and Puerta de Tierra, local urban farms members of Organización Boricuá.
Much of the donations are supporting a wide network of members of Organización Boricuá, our partner on the ground in Puerto Rico. They are working towards prioritizing equity and environmental justice, achieving food sovereignty, self-determination and many other just recovery efforts for the people of the island. That’s the kind of just recovery Our Power Puerto Rico is promoting.
How can you help?
Read and Sign the Petition
Congressional House Representatives will be voting this week on the Federal Aid Package for Puerto Rico before they go on recess. The relief package must include debt relief, the repeal of the Jones Act, transparency in distribution of resources, an assessment of infrastructure, and additional provisions detailed in an online petition that will be delivered to U.S. representatives in Washington DC the day of the mass call to action.
Call Your Representatives
Utilize this tool to contact your representative and tell them: “We want you to stand with the people of Puerto Rico and demand that Congress pass an immediate federal aid package designed for the Just Recovery and Resilient Rebuilding of Puerto Rico. The relief package must include debt relief, the repeal of the Jones Act, transparency in distribution of resources, an assessment of infrastructure, and additional provisions detailed in an online petition that will be delivered to U.S. representatives in Washington DC the day of the mass actions.” Link to the Talking Points.
Donate To Farmers In Puerto Rico!
In the aftermath of the hurricane Maria, help WhyHunger provide immediate support to the Boricuá Organization for Ecologic Agriculture of Puerto Rico, a 28-year old farmer-led organization dedicated to rebuilding the island’s food sovereignty and supporting farmers. These farmers and their work represent a critical piece of food production, health and livelihood in Puerto Rico.
Share On Social Media
We ask that all our members and allies spread word of the launch of the National Call to Action and inspire their communities to come up with or take part in an action to make our demands resonate. Tag Our Power Campaign on all local activities using #JustRecovery #OurPowerPR on all platforms for Puerto Rico posts so we can repost them or share them and give your activity as much exposure as possible.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Climate Justice Alliance Liana Lopez, U.S. Communications Coordinator (346) 266-9798 CST, firstname.lastname@example.org Maricelis Rivera Santos, Puerto Rico Communications Coordinator (787) 615-2876...
#OurPowerPR was launched in New York to support Puerto Ricans with a Just Recovery for the island in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and will be shipping supplies San Juan, Puerto Rico ”” (Monday, November 20, 2017) An environmental and economic justice brigade led...
11/15/2017 My name is Kiya Kiya Vega-Hutchens and I work for Uprose in Brooklyn, New York. Today was the brigade's first full day on the boat as members of the crew. Yesterday we launched from Miami, and headed off into the big blue yonder, the ocean is...