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10/7/2020 | Organizing for a Just Recovery in Puerto Rico and Beyond

Commemorating Three Years After Hurricane Maria

Last month, CPD affiliates and allies came together to commemorate the third anniversary of Hurricane Maria, which devastated the island of Puerto Rico and resulted in over 3,000 deaths and exacerbated an ongoing economic crisis.

On September 16, CPD affiliates Make the Road PA, CASA, Action NC, and Make the Road NV joined forces with the Power 4 PR coalition to host a phone bank to connect with Puerto Ricans living in the diaspora about the need to participate in the upcoming elections and to continue to push for a just recovery for the island. That same week, CPD worked with Hedge Clippers, CUFFH, NYCC and Latino Justice PRLDEF to release a letter signed by lawyers urging New York Attorney General, Letitia “Tish” James to investigate the role of hedge funds on Puerto Rico's debt crisis and prosecute any corruption. This letter was later followed by a community letter joined by many CPD affiliates representing hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans in the diaspora elevating the demand for the Attorney General to investigate.

Finally on September 22, CPD affiliate members from Make the Road NY, Make the Road CT, CASA, Make the Road NV, Action NC, NYCC, CUFHH, Make the Road PA joined a community popular education training for affiliates to learn about Puerto Rico and get activated about bringing justice to the island.