Support People Power and a Just Recovery in Puerto Rico
On September 20th, Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, a powerful Category 5 hurricane that left thousands of people without access to basic resources. One month after the storm, 3 million people are still without electricity, and 1 million people don't have access to clean water. United States leadership has been withholding adequate support as critical health and safety concerns continue to mount on the island.
In response to this humanitarian emergency, Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) and UPROSE, joined by It Takes Roots, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, LEAP and Grassroots International, have launched a national campaign calling for a #JustRecovery for Puerto Rico. Just Recovery is a visionary framework promoted by the environmental justice and labor communities to transition and secure regenerative economies that can create jobs, protect the environment, and lead to resilient communities. Learn more about our vision for a Just Recovery in this op-ed by Elizabeth Yeampierre and Naomi Klein.
This campaign is working around the clock to get sustainable resources to Puerto Ricans on the ground-- but we can’t do it without your help!
Join with us!
Share on social media. We ask that all our members and allies spread word of the launch of the National Call to Action and inspire their communities to come up with or take part in an action to make our demands resonate. Tag Our Power Campaign on all local activities using #JustRecovery and #OurPowerPR on all platforms for Puerto Rico posts so we can repost them or share them and give your activity as much exposure as possible.
- Donate JustRecovery supplies to Miami: We will be collecting donations for shipment to Puerto Rico in Miami through January 10th. To donate, please send items to the following address: #JustRecoveryPR, Caribbean Shipper, 10901 NW 146th St., Suite #8, Hialeah Gardens, FL 33018.
- Seeking: hand tools (tillers, rakes, hoes, hammers, handsaws); carts for transporting debris and soil; 5-gallon buckets; soil testing tool kits; wood chippers; bikes; bike locks; bike repair kits; water filters; large tarps; reusable plates, cups, and utensils; tents, work gloves/work masks, and non-GMO seeds; solar tools.
- Contact Heather Thiry, email@example.com, with any questions regarding donations. Please note that we are not accepting food, water or clothing donations at this time
To donate by check, please make the check out to Movement Strategy Center with “CJA/Just Recovery Puerto Rico” in the memo, and send to:
Climate Justice Alliance/Just Recovery Puerto Rico
℅ Movement Strategy Center
436 14th St, 5th floor
Oakland, CA 94612