A Coalition Taking Action for a Stronger Tomorrow
#Power4PuertoRico is a coalition of organizations and leaders advocating for the island and displaced families in the face of a discriminatory federal response to the humanitarian crisis that followed Hurricane Maria.
We focus on building pressure in Washington D.C. and throughout the nation for legislation and policies that will secure the well-being of Puerto Ricans and facilitate a just, transparent and community-driven rebuilding process on the island. Power4PuertoRico is demanding accountability for the thousands of lives lost, and the millions of lives at stake.
The Latino Victory Project serves as the incubator for Power4PR and a platform for increasing awareness about our campaigns.
One-year after Hurricane Maria
Join us in action
Power4PuertoRico is preparing to mobilize in Washington D.C., NYC and Florida to
• Advocate for an investigation into how 4,645 lives were lost after Maria
• Remind the nation about the mission unaccomplished in Puerto Rico
• Call for legislation that will create transparency around federal recovery funds and de-authorize the fiscal control board’s supervision of this funding.
Sign up for action, follow us @Pwr4PuertoRico and contact us: Power4PuertoRico@gmail.com to let us know about a 1-year anniversary event in your area.
Why we organize
Texas and Florida have fully recovered from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma thanks to a swift response from the federal government, but Puerto Rico does not yet have access to the resources and tools it needs to rebuild from the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and María.
Puerto Rico experienced the largest blackout in American history and many are still in the dark. It has been 10 months since Hurricane María made landfall and we still do not know how many thousands of lives were lost during the storm and in the aftermath. Power4PuertoRico came together to make sure that their stories do not disappear from the headlines, to raise the voices of Puerto Ricans on the Island and mainland.
Rebuilding Puerto Rico for the long-term will require continuing action from federal, state, and local governments. Join us in holding them accountable so we can build a stronger and more resilient Puerto Rico.
Image: Puerto Rico experienced massive flooding and the longest blackout in U.S. history.