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Join us at the Oakland Ronald V. Dellums building on Wednesday 10/4 at 4:30pm as we join in on a National Day of Action calling on the US Federal Government and calling out vulturous corporate hedge funds on their greed! We are taking collective action to protest the slow acting relief and aid response of the government in a time of crisis in Puerto Rico!
Long before Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Puerto Rico has been suffering from a different kind of storm, caused by a public debt crisis which has made life harder and harder for Puerto Ricans on the island in recent years.
Now after Irma and Maria we must make sure to support and make sure there are resources for relief and rebuilding. But the storm created by the debt crisis started long before and will continue long after.
What Puerto Ricans need is RELIEF from the harm the debt crisis and its so-called "solutions” have caused so far and the means to REBUILD an economy where all families can prosper.
The U.S. federal government needs to send Puerto Rico all the aid it needs, IMMEDIATELY and without strings attached. It must suspend the Jones Act requirements that have made shipping aid to Puerto Rico more difficult.
On the day Category 5 Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, hedge fund creditors were filing motions in the courts to get their debt repaid. Instead of thinking about how the island would need resources for the immense rescue, recovery and rebuilding efforts it faces in the coming months, the banks that have profited from the debt crisis expect to get more.
Other cities participating:
Boston, MA-12noon, JFK Federal Building, 15 Sudbury Street
Hartford, CT - 12noon, Santander Bank, 115 Asylum Street
New York, NY - 12 noon, Foley Square, Manhattan
Philadelphia, PA - 12 noon, Santander Bank, 1500 Market Street
Chicago, IL - 11am, Merrill Lynch, 225 W Wacker Drive
Milwaukee, WI - 11am, Merrill Lynch, 111 East Kilbourn Avenue
Orlando, FL - 5 pm, meet in front of Orlando City Hall, 400 South Orange Ave.