The governmental response to this season's hurricane impact in the Caribbean has been a national embarrassment. Aid to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands has been inadequate, ineffective, slow and grudging. Every bit of aid has come only after massive waves of public outrage. Even then, the aid has been circumscribed by unnecessary and mean-spirited rules and restrictions.
Please co-sponsor and support the Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Equitable Rebuild Act. This bill represents a balanced and equitable approach to helping our fellow citizens to recover from a historically massive national disaster. It also remediates some of the effects of America's colonial treatment of these areas. The bill addresses several critical areas, including the debt crisis, reconstruction of the grid and other infrastructure, parity in Medicaid and Medicare funding, recovery of the agriculture system, fair treatment of Puerto Rican veterans, educational improvement, economic development, and environmental remediation.
Please work with the existing cosponsors to address this national scandal: Senators Sanders, Blumenthal, Booker, Gillibrand, Harris, Markey, and Warren; Representatives Plaskett, Velazquez, and Soto. Stop the slow genocide of passive aggression we are seeing in Puerto Rico.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Equitable Rebuild Act
Please contact your Senators and Representative to support this bill. My Resistbot: