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Author: Nevin Brown

US Territories’ July 1-7, 2019 news week in tweets

Solar Power has Seen a Boom in Puerto Rico https://twitter.com/NPR/status/1147316262760058881  Puerto Rico has placed a goal of moving to 100% renewable energy by 2050. Without much government help, foundations, charities, individuals and communities are pushing for a more self-sufficient energy grid. Puerto Rican Veterans Vulnerable in the Event of Natural Disaster  https://twitter.com/Nicolemarie_A/status/1146802967221325830  Puerto Rico might not be able to care for 9,000 bedridden veterans in the event of another natural disaster. The high-risk veterans need intensive medical support that the territory fears they cannot provide during a natural disaster.  The US Virgin Islands Celebrated Emancipation Day July 3rd https://twitter.com/MrLankee/status/1146434968790425603 ...

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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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