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League Stands with Puerto Ricans on the Anniversary of Hurricane Maria

Washington, DC – On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria making landfall in Puerto Rico, the League of Women Voters CEO, Virginia Kase issued the following statement:

“One year after this devastating storm killed thousands and left millions on the island of Puerto Rico without power for months, we still don’t know the true and lasting impact of the damage. Thousands of residents have left their homes, and many will never be able to return.

“Today, the League stands in solidarity with Puerto Ricans everywhere.

“Many of those displaced by the storm are currently living in the continental United States. As American citizens, our Puerto Rican brothers and sisters are eligible voters, wherever they currently reside. We encourage our new neighbors to register to vote now and learn about the candidates they’ll see on their ballots on Election Day.

“This fall, Puerto Ricans on the mainland have the opportunity to speak up for the communities they left behind still suffering the impacts of this monstrous storm and our government’s inefficient response during, and since, this crisis. There is no better way to do this than by voting on November 6th”.

“The League stands united with our Puerto Rican neighbors and ready to support new voters throughout the midterms this season. Pa’lante Puerto Rico!"

Contact: Sarah Courtney | 202-263-1332 | [email protected]