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Daily Action: Pass a Puerto Rico Aid Bill Now!


CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSPERSON: 
Rep. Julia Brownley: 
DC: (202) 225-5811
Thousand Oaks: (805) 379-1779
Rep. Ted Lieu:
DC: (202) 225-3976
LA: (323) 651-1040
Rep. Steve Knight:
DC: (202) 225-1956
Simi Valley: (805) 581-7130

CONTACT BOTH OUR SENATORS:
Sen. Dianne Feinstein
DC: (202) 224-3841
LA: (310) 914-7300
Sen. Kamala Harris
DC: (202) 224-3553
LA:  (213) 894-5000

Sample Script:
Hello, my name is __________, and I am a constituent of Representative ___________'s in _______________, California. I am calling to urge her/him to immediately put forward an aid bill to assist Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Despite extensive devastation on the islands,  I'm frustrated to have to interrupt our fight to save healthcare to ask for this action. However, Congress has not authorized additional aid for Puerto Rico and our other territories as it did for Texas after Hurricane Harvey. More than three million of our fellow citizens are still without power, safe water, and communications and there is no aid package before Congress. Please act now to approve aid to our territories before they descend into a crisis like Louisiana experienced after Hurricane Katrina. Thank you for your time.


BACKGROUND
Usually we encourage you to call to ask our members of Congress to support or oppose a particular bill; today, we're asking you to call because there is no bill to approve aid to U.S. Territories devastated by Hurricane Irma and then Maria. Most of Puerto Rico, Vieques, and the U.S. Virgin Islands remain without power, water or communications, and their infrastructures have been crippled. They need extensive help from the Mainland.

While Congress passed an aid package for Texas after Hurricane Harvey, no bill has been advanced for additional aid for other areas hit by later hurricanes. As territories, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands lack voting representation in Congress. It's up to us to ask our Members of Congress to commit themselves to work for our fellow citizens in this crisis.