On December 2nd, Puerto Rican and allied community, government, labor and faith leaders from across the country will converge on Capitol Hill for a National Day of Action for Puerto Rico that will urge Congress to act on behalf of the Commonwealth. The leadership of the Puerto Rican community will converge to discuss the crisis in Puerto Rico and its impact across all states, and what can be done by the Federal Government to begin to rectify the dire situation.
Puerto Rico is in a humanitarian crisis. Puerto Rico, home to 3.5 million American citizens, is $72 billion in debt, or $20,000 for every man, woman, and child on the island. Puerto Rico’s Governor has declared the island’s debts to be “unpayable”, with the government expected to default on over $350 million on December 1st.
To learn more about Puerto Rico’s economic crisis and some of the recommendations being discussed, click here