What’s happening: (Washington Post)
“President Trump arrived in Puerto Rico on Tuesday as the territory struggled to recover from Hurricane Maria, which has left nearly all the island without power and most residents without water nearly two weeks later. But Trump’s focus was on the “unbelievable” and “incredible” job that his administration has done so far. He repeatedly played down the destruction to the island, telling local officials they should feel “very proud” they haven’t lost hundreds of lives like in “a real catastrophe” like Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast in 2005. But he also complained that the small territory’s disaster threw the nation’s budget “a little out of whack.” The whirlwind, four-hour visit came amid accusations that the Trump administration did not act quickly enough to help Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands after Maria — and that the president paid less attention to the territories than to Texas after Hurricane Harvey and Florida after Hurricane Irma.”
What you can do:
✓ Read and share: “How you can help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.” (Click to tweet)
✓ Ask your reps to support our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico. Use ContactingCongress.org to find your senators and house rep. Here’s a starting point.
“Hello, my name is [NAME] from [PLACE]. I’m calling to express solidarity with our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico, as well as the other areas affected by Hurricane Maria. I’m asking [REPRESENTATIVE X] to do whatever we can to support the recovery, right now. Lives are at stake.”