Remember Puerto Rico

Hurricane season is right around the corner, and Puerto Rico is still reeling from the devastation of last year's hurricanes and the subsequent official neglect from the U.S. mainland as they've struggled to survive and rebuild.

Here are a few things you can do to support Puerto Rico:

1. Contact your Senators and representatives and urge them to stop neglecting Puerto Rico. Remind them that Puerto Ricans are Americans.

2. Share stories about Puerto Rico's progress and continuing need. Talk about Puerto Rico. Don't let the people around you forget that Puerto Rico has been abandoned in their time of need.

3. Donate, if you can, to one of the many organizations still doing work in Puerto Rico: The Hispanic Federation, Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico, ConPRmetidos, or UNICEF. That is not a comprehensive list; please feel welcome to link in comments additional organizations working on recovery in Puerto Rico.

4. Ariana Rosas Cárdenas at the Nation has more ideas about how you can help.

I take up space in solidarity with Puerto Rico.

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