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Month: September 2019

US Territories’ September 9-15, 2019 news week in tweets

NBA All-Star, Carmelo Anthony, Talks About His Efforts Aiding Puerto Rico in Its Recovery From Hurricane Maria NBA All-Star @carmeloanthony speaks with @ChrisCuomo about his mission in Puerto Rico, aiding the country's recover from Hurricane Maria, building basketball courts and using sports to connect Puerto Ricans. pic.twitter.com/lKM2ujOFc0 — Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) September 13, 2019 NBA All-Star, Carmelo Anthony talks about his efforts to aid in Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane Maria. Anthony talks about his Puerto Rican heritage and his plans to help the territory, through his personal passion, basketball. World Central Kitchen Heads to the Bahamas to...

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What to do this week of September 15, 2019

164 weeks down, 59 weeks to the presidential election. The AoC Checklist features clear, well-researched actions for Americans who value democracy, equality, voting, and respect. To stay engaged through challenging times, we practice gratitude, self-care, and celebration. I value democracy. With respect and collaboration, we work to create a nation that welcomes all people, expands freedoms, and upholds the Constitution. ▢ Action 1: Check your voting registration status and set up reminders about the November 2019 elections. [h/t Vote411] On November 5, voters in three states (Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi) will be choosing governors, and many local offices and issues will be decided nationwide. Go to Vote411.org to register to...

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Amata hails success of bipartisan effort urging DHS action on REAL ID for COFA migrants

American Samoa Delegate Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R) hailed the success of a bipartisan request to the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regarding its administrative rules which placed undue constraints on Compact of Freely Associated States migrants seeking to obtain REAL IDs. The DHS has responded with a change in those requirements to remove unnecessary barriers to the benefit of those living or working in the US from these valued Pacific allies. The effort was led on the House side by Dean of the House Representative Don Young (R) of Alaska and Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D) of Hawaii,...

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What to do this week of September 8, 2019

163 weeks down, 60 weeks to the presidential election. The AoC Checklist features clear, well-researched actions for Americans who value democracy, equality, voting, and respect. To stay engaged through challenging times, we practice gratitude, self-care, and celebration. I value democracy. With respect and collaboration, we work to create a nation that welcomes all people, expands freedoms, and upholds the Constitution. ▢ Action 1: Promote National High School Voter Registration Week. [h/t The Civics Center] Contact: Your local school board, high school principals, and high school civics teachers. Script: Hi, I’m a resident of [SCHOOL DISTRICT] (if applicable, “and my child(ren) attend(s) school in [DISTRICT]”)...

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US Virgin Islands Governor sends letter to President Trump advocating for US aid to The Bahamas

Governor Albert Bryan Jr. (D) has sent a letter to President Donald Trump (R) urging the administration to provide United States aid to The Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. The governor drew on the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and María and what Virgin Islanders experienced to empathize with Bahamian residents and their guests. “Having had these experiences, the people of the Virgin Islands understand all too well the feelings of helplessness, distress and displaced sense of purpose, safety and peace that the people of The Bahamas are currently experiencing,” Governor Bryan wrote. “As a territory of the United States,...

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