Racial justice, Natural disasters, Jones Act
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The rain on Friday afternoon drove many people into the Memorial Union to socialize and do homework, but fourth-year Kirsten Daley didn’t mind the influx of people as she tabled and tried to raise funds for the Black Student Union’s (BSU) trip to Washington D.C. for the Unity March for Puerto Rico. “We are trying to go to DC to go to the Unity March for Puerto Rico to stand in solidarity with Puerto Rican hurricane survivors as well as protesting the Jones Act,which is keeping aid from getting into Puerto Rico where it needs to go,” Daley, who is president of BSU, said. Although they were able to receive funding from student government for transportation and hotel costs, they recently found out that student government will not provide funding for gas or tolls.
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Houdeshell, Jordan, "Daley leads the Black Student Union's quest to march in DC" (2017). University of Maine Racial Justice Collection. 151.