Restore Power in Puerto Rico

Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States

Goal: Prioritize getting power to all areas of Puerto Rico before hurricane season begins.

Some parts of Puerto Rico remain without power nearly eight months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, putting residents at increased risk of illness, injury and death for the fast-approaching 2018 hurricane season. In a new study published in the online New England Journal of Medicine, researchers theorize that many more deaths occurred in Puerto Rico in the three months after Hurricane Maria hit the island. These deaths are mostly attributed to problems getting medicines or medical care. Research suggests that an estimated 4,600 more deaths than usual occurred.

Puerto Rico is home to more than 3 million United States citizens and they are still struggling to recover from the hurricane that wiped out infrastructure and the power grid. With the 2018 hurricane season approaching, it is imperative that the island be in a position to withstand any storms that might come its way. Sign this petition to urge Donald Trump to prioritize getting power back to all areas of Puerto Rico.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Trump,

It has been eight months since Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico. The storm wiped out infrastructure and destroyed the power grid. Recent research suggests that 4,600 more people died in the wake of the storm. This makes the death toll in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria more than two times that of Hurricane Katrina.

The 2018 hurricane season is fast approaching and parts of Puerto Rico still do not have power. It is imperative that the island has access to power so that medical care is not disrupted. I urge you to prioritize getting power back to all areas of Puerto Rico before the hurricane season begins again.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Arturo de la Barrera

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  1. gen agustsson says:

    decolonize now!

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