Progress on Puerto Rico - Jones Act Waived Today

September 28, 2017

I wanted to let you know that Trump has just heeded calls (thank you for calling!) to waive the Jones Act and it's being lifted immediately. Republican Senator John McCain was very helpful on this front, just FYI.

This is an important step in getting aid there more quickly but please keep calling about the bigger picture relief package. And donate :)

Slightly revised script is below. Thanks, guys!

1. Find your Senators' numbers here and your Representative's number here - keep in mind that you may have to try more than one office to get through.

2. When you get through, say, "Hi, my name is ____ and I'm a constituent calling from _____to urge Senator/Representative_____ to speed Puerto Rico's recovery efforts by fast-tracking a special aid and relief package to help the island recover and rebuild. Puerto Rico is entitled to the same aid as any other US state but they're not being treated equally. The island was already teetering on the brink of economic disaster before these two natural disasters and they need all the help they can get. Thank you for taking the time to take my call."

3. Once you've hung up, please consider making a donation to help with the relief and recovery efforts. Here are a few good options:

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