FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2017
RAINBOW PUSH MAKES GOOD ITS COMMITMENT TO FLY GOODS TO PUERTO RICO
Chicago: -- Making good on his commitment to help fly donated goods to Puerto Rico severely damaged by Hurricane Maria, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. is holding a 1:30 p.m. press conference Tuesday, October 3, at the Puerto Rican Parade office, 1237 N. California, along with elected officials and supporters to unveil the details of his successful negotiations.
“Rainbow PUSH has a commitment from an airline to fly the goods to San Juan, Puerto Rico,” said Rev. Jackson. “We pray that the U.S. military will use its helicopters to get the donations to the most remote areas. In the meantime,” Rev. Jackson added, “Puerto Rico needs financial donations and goods.”
Joining Rev. Jackson will be Rep. Luis Arroyo (D-3). “We collected 12 semi-truck loads of equipment,” said Rep. Arroyo. “The people of Chicago supported the Puerto Rican community. The relief drive has been a huge, an enormous success. We thank Rev. Jackson for his assistance.”
Rainbow PUSH Coalition is a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international organization that was formed in December 1996 by the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. through merging of two organizations he founded Operation PUSH People United to Serve Humanity (estab. 1971) and the Rainbow Coalition (estab. 1984). With headquarters in Chicago and offices in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Oakland, the organization works to make the American Dream a reality for all citizens while advocating for peace and justice around the world. RPC is dedicated to improving the lives of all people by serving as a voice for the voiceless. Its mission is to protect, defend and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields while promoting peace and justice around the world.
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