On Saturday, September 22, 2018, people from all over Florida and the country as a whole will be gathering in Palm Beach County, Florida, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s devastation on the island of Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017. The Trump Administration has consistently failed to fight for the funds Puerto Rico needs to rebuild its power grid and infrastructure following Hurricane Maria. One year later, the island is still not rebuilt. There are still homes and businesses without electricity. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled to the mainland to rebuild their lives here. And, there remains the threat of another storm that could make things significantly worse. This is why we are mobilizing the Puerto Rican community and allies to Mar-A-Lago, aka President Trump’s “Weekend Getaway White House” to send a clear message: Puerto Rico will not be forgotten.
Organizations from all over the state of Florida and around the country are organizing at the county level in Florida’s Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. Each county will have two leaders that will coordinate with local organizations for bus rides down to the event. Together, we can make this the largest mobilization of Puerto Ricans / Latinos of our time!
DATE: Saturday, September 22, 2018
TIME: 12 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Meyer Amphitheatre, 105 Evernia St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
The event will be comprised of three parts:
12-3 PM: Caravana to Mar-A-Lago. The Caravan will travel from Broward County up to Mar-A-Lago and over to Meyer Amphitheatre to let the President know that we have not forgotten.
3-6 PM: Rally at Meyer Amphitheatre. The main event will feature musical acts, artists, and speakers from various groups, including faith-based, community organizers, prominent elected officials who have been strong allies of Puerto Rico, labor groups, women’s groups, and others.
6-7 PM: Vigil across from Meyer Amphitheatre.
Please note: All bus expenses for transporting community groups will be covered by the major sponsors on a first-come, first-serve basis.