We March Forward on September 21, 2019!

The People for Puerto Rico: Marching Forward 

In September of 2017, Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria. In the days and weeks that followed, Puertorriqueños struggled cope with the aftermath, and Puertorriqueños outside of Puerto Rico struggled to provide help. Disaster assistance from the United States was irresponsibly slow and contributed to the death of nearly 3,000 people. Last year, we marched to remember. This year, we're marching forward!

We will gather at 10 a.m. at the North Apron of Philadelphia City Hall and unfurl Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez’s 60 x 40-foot Puerto Rican flag.

At 11 a.m., we will march up the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to the Washington Monument statue in front of the Art Museum to commemorate those who died, to remind the world that Puerto Rico is still suffering, and to call on the U.S. government to send aid and repeal the Jones Act.

At noon, we will hear from speakers and activists about what we can do to make a difference.

Volunteers needed! We need 100 volunteers to help carry the flag. You can sign up here: http://bit.ly/2YoJdO9

Help us with march expenses! Please consider donating to our GoFundMe.   

Thank you & we'll see you at the march!

Karen Rodriguez & Laura Rose

Lead Organizers


Confirmed Speakers and Co-Sponsors


Speakers Include:

Leah Greenberg, Co-Executive Director of Indivisible

Representative Madeline Dean

Representative Chrissy Houlahan

Adrian Rivera, Community Activist

Gabrielle Rodriguez, Community Activist

Philadelphia Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sanchez

Angel Ortiz, Activist & Philadelphia’s first Latino Councilman

Denice Frohman, Poet & Co-organizer of #PoetsForPuertoRico

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney

Luz Colon, PA Governor’s Office of Latino Affairs

Sponsored By:

Office of Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sanchez

PA Statewide Indivisible

Indivisible Philadelphia

Latino Caucus of the PA State Democratic Party

Governor’s Office of Latino Affairs

National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce Philadelphia Chapter

National Conference of Puerto Rican Women

Philly Women Rally

Tuesdays with Toomey

Make the Road PA