US Territories’ June 3-9, 2019 news week in tweets
Andrew Yang, 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate, Calls for Puerto Rican Statehood
.@ricardorossello is right – Puerto Rico should be a state. Its recovery depends on it. They are still crushed by debt that any state would be able to negotiate. https://t.co/ce0ClRbyUl I got married there and love the island. We must do more. 🇺🇸
— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) June 8, 2019
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang states his belief that Puerto Rico should be a US state. He asserts that Puerto Rico’s recovery would greatly benefit from statehood and his own personal affinity for the territory.
Power 4 Puerto Rico Urges Presidential Candidates to Publicly Support a Comprehensive Platform to Address the Economic and Fiscal Crisis
We’re proud to join over 50 organizations strongly urging ALL presidential candidates to publicly support a comprehensive platform addressing the fiscal & economic crises facing #PuertoRico. Pls Read the letter & share.https://t.co/LjgRzSZjXH #ShowUsYourPRPolicy #BoricuActívate pic.twitter.com/hWI9xn6Lhi
— Boricuactivate (@BoricuaActivate) June 7, 2019
Power 4 Puerto Rico, along with over 50 other organizations, have drafted a letter marking a comprehensive platform to address Puerto Rico’s current economic and fiscal crisis. Asking for a “Marshall Plan type” mobilization to fully rebuild following hurricanes Maria and Irma.
The Clintons Visit St. Croix
MONDAY IS UPON US!! June 3 at a glance…courtesy of The Virgin Islands Daily News pic.twitter.com/IQ1rm49aCN
— Jean P. Greaux, Jr. (@JeanGreaux) June 3, 2019
Former president Bill Clinton and 2016 Democratic Presidential nominee Hilliary Clinton pay a visit to St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. They are there to progress the Clinton Global Initiative Action Network’s aid in post-disaster recovery.
Senator Introduces Bill to Ban Balloons on Guam
Senator introduces bill to effectively ban the release of balloons on Guam. https://t.co/Je0ItFd8Z9
— Guam PDN (@GuamPDN) June 7, 2019
Senator Sabina Perez has introduced a bill to effectively ban the release of balloons on Guam. Bill 161 aims to end littering as a result of balloon releases into Guam’s atmosphere. Guam bans littering on land and into the water but doesn’t address balloons released into the air.
Actor Bart Johnson, of High School Musical, is in American Samoa Helping aid in the Building of Two New Classrooms
Forget the lights of Hollywood – High School Musical actor Bart Johnson is in Samoa to get his hands dirty and build the foundations for two new classrooms for a primary school that really needs it. https://t.co/1wgr2nRPp1
— Samoa Observer (@samoa_observer) June 4, 2019
Bart Johnson, of High School Musical fame, is helping to build the foundations for two new classrooms at the Vaimea Primary School in American Samoa.
Representative Kilili Sablan Calls for a Stronger Federal Response to Climate Change
In Puerto Rico, USVI, the Northern Mariana Islands, Northern CA, and across the U.S., national disasters are causing major disruptions in students’ education. This morning Rep @Kilili_Sablan called for a stronger federal response to climate change. pic.twitter.com/i55fJNAo1U
— Committee on Education & Labor (@EdLaborCmte) June 5, 2019
Representative Kilili Sablan, of the Northern Mariana Islands, calls on the federal government to take a stronger response to climate change. Citing how natural disasters have caused major disruptions in students’ education.