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Author: Nevin Brown

US Territories’ June 17-23, 2019 news week in tweets

Beto O’Rourke, Democratic Presidential Candidate, Believes in Self-Determination For Puerto Rico Beto O'Rourke: "As president, I will follow the decision of the people [of Puerto Rico] to decide how they will be represented, whether it is in the US Senate, whether it's in some form of independence, I want to make sure that they decide and that we are able to support them." pic.twitter.com/xyCPJRJ8R9 — The Hill (@thehill) June 22, 2019 Beto O’Rourke, Democratic Presidential Candidate, believes in Self-Determination for Puerto Rico. stating, “As president, I will follow the decision of the people [of Puerto Rico] to decide how...

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US Territories’ June 10-16, 2019 news week in tweets

Tom Perez, DNC Chairman, Supports Puerto Rican Statehood Tom Perez, DNC Chairman, reiterated his support for Puerto Rico and DC statehood during his speech before the Association of State Democratic Committees (ASDC) meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico. ”The territorial status of Puerto Rico does not afford equal rights to its US citizens” pic.twitter.com/fyn8V2QMUk — Charles A Rodriguez (@CharlesARodrig2) June 15, 2019 Tom Perez the DNC Chairman reiterates his support of Puerto Rican statehood in a speech in Santa Fe. Perez stated, “The territorial status of Puerto Rico does not afford equal rights to its US citizens.” Governor Ricardo...

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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...

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US Territories’ May 27-June 2, 2019 news week in tweets

Puerto Rico Remains Vulnerable as Hurricane Season Begins As I flew into Puerto Rico this week, this is the video I captured. Blue= tarps. Governors office tells me there are still 30k homes damaged by hurricane Maria (2017) with tarps. And, the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane season begins today. pic.twitter.com/4F2NGr1dv4 — Leyla Santiago (@leylasantiago) June 1, 2019 Puerto Rico is still recovering from Hurricane Maria in 2017. Blue tarps cover houses throughout the territory. As hurricane season begins Puerto Rico remains vulnerable to environmental disasters. Ricardo Rossello Calls Out Trump’s Disaster Relief Lies Trump keeps claiming that he gave $91...

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US Territories’ May 20-26, 2019 news week in tweets

Vieques to Have Hospital for First Time Since Hurricane Maria Great news. Vieques, Puerto Rico is going to get a new hospital paid for by the federal govt. There’s only 1 on the island.Hurricane Maria badly damaged the last one.FEMA took a year & a half to determine more than 50% of the damage was in fact caused by Maria – & now this 👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/MJ2WyMURej — David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) May 24, 2019 FEMA has agreed to rebuild the hospital on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques. The island has been without a hospital since Hurricane Maria. Senate Passes...

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