Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal will meet with members of the Puerto Rican community Wednesday, 3:15 pm in Conference Room A of the Margaret Morton Government Center, 999 Board Street, to provide an update on relief efforts and receive feedback after Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico without many critical resources such as power, shelter, running water, accessible roads, and medical supplies.
State Representative Chris Rosario will join the meeting as well as relief organizations. Murphy and Blumenthal will also emphasize that “Washington’s continued neglect of Puerto Rico has made the devastation worse.”
More than 275,000 Puerto Ricans live in Connecticut, making up about 8 percent of the state’s population, according to the senators.
Bridgeport has the largest Puerto Rican population in the state.