US Territories’ June 3-9, 2019 news week in tweets

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Andrew Yang, 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate, Calls for Puerto Rican Statehood

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

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

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 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

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

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.