*URGENT SIGNAL BOOST from Coalition member and organizer Brittany L. Williams, PLEASE ACT AND SHARE*
Brittany L. Williams just found out that there is no Hurricane Irma shelter to service the south Miami Dade Community, including Perrine, Cutler Bay, Homestead, Florida City, Leisure City, Goulds, Naranja, Richmond Heights, West Perrine and other rural areas. These areas historically are the most vulnerable to hurricanes (Andrew, Wilma, Katrina, etc.). These communities are demographically people of color with serious economic barriers and challenges. Tweet storm, call, and email Governor Rick Scott and Commissioner Dennis Moss who have the power to reopen the shelters NOW for the community. Brittany is the ONLY organizer on the ground there. There are plenty of shelters open in white, wealthy neighborhoods. COLLECTIVE ACTION FROM EVERYONE IS DESPERATELY NEEDED.
CALL and EMAIL Commissioner Dennis Ross AND Gov. Rick Scott NOW with the message: “All shelters available are up north and service some of the richest neighborhoods in Miami. The shelter list does not include any open shelters in the south Miami Dade. This is dangerous. We demand Miami South Ridge reopen as a shelter to service the following area: Goulds, Naranja, West Perrine, and Richmond Heights.”
1. Commissioner Ross:
2. Gov. Rick Scott:
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Donate any amount to Brittany via Cash.Me app to $msbritt3055 She is distributing cash directly to families in Miami.
Donate to the YouCaring Irma Fund that will go directly to families and Black communities in South Miami. Donate here.
(Images courtesy of Black Alliance for Just Immigration)