The response by Trump to the catastrophe in Puerto Rico has been disgraceful, demeaning, and life threatening. Puerto Ricans are American and have suffered far worse hurricane damage then either Texas and Florida without question. The reason Trump does not care is that they don’t have the right to vote. They need the most help to recover from this disaster. Please call your congressman and senator. Thank you. Let’s Care about All Americans and give what we can. Thank you, Karen
I am writing today from within. I write from the roots of my being. I am an American, a Puerto Rican. I am the daughter of an island born on the mainland of a country in turmoil over identity. Today, I see inaction on behalf of other American citizens, on inhabitants of an island in despair. Americans absent from inclusion, they live on an island bombarded by the waters of grief and we are all hurting. Our island is in trouble and we are stranded on the mainland, hopeless, fearful, and desperate.
La isla del encanto, la isla de mi niñez, drowned by a storm— is surfacing for air.
And I see all of us crying out for our people.
I see humanity emerging from the depths of tragedy.
We cry out with memories of a coqui singing, the sounds of parrandas bellowing through the night, el cuatro is the…
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