The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey ("HBA-NJ") is a 501(c)(6) statewide organization which represents the interests of attorneys, judges, law professors and law students who share a common interest in resolving the issues affecting Hispanics within the legal community. The purpose of the Association is to serve the public interest by cultivating the art and science of jurisprudence, by advancing the standing of the legal profession, by preserving high standards of integrity, honor, and professional courtesy among Hispanic lawyers. Learn more >>
THE HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION OF NEW JERSEY STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH ITS BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN PUERTO RICO, THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND CARIBBEAN ISLANDS DEVASTED BY HURRICANE FIONA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2022
The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBA-NJ) stands in solidarity with its brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Caribbean islands that are again facing a humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona. As you may recall, HBA-NJ sprang into action in the wake of hurricane Maria in 2017 and collected goods, raised funds and called the United States government to action with the help of supporters, like you. Due to the weakened infrastructure caused by Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still rebuilding, so the flooding and power outages Fiona caused are far more severe and life threatening than they would be had Maria not ravaged the island nearly 5 years ago. Fiona is no match for our resilient spirits and the united efforts we will lead to help end our brothers and sisters suffering without essential resources such as water and power.
HBA-NJ has partnered with the Hispanic Federation, which has boots on the ground and is providing emergency relief services and essential supplies to the communities most affected by the storm. All monetary donations made to HBA-NJ (via HBA-NJ’s website) will go to the Hispanic Federation’s relief efforts, which include Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
Also, while the HBA-NJ appreciates the White House’s swift declaration of a state of emergency in Puerto Rico, we urge President Biden to issue a waiver of the Jones Act to ease the steep shipping costs for Puerto Rico disaster relief efforts and ultimately increase the amount of aid that reaches the powerless residents of Puerto Rico.
About The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
Founded in 1980, the HBA-NJ is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit association that is comprised of attorneys, judges, law professors, law students, and other professionals who share a common interest in addressing the issues affecting Hispanics within the legal community.
The purpose of the Association is to serve the public interest: (i) by cultivating the art and science of jurisprudence, (ii) by advancing the standing of the legal profession, and (iii) by preserving high standards of integrity, honor, and professional courtesy among Hispanic lawyers.
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For more information about the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, please visit our website at: www.njhba.org or contact Albertina Webb, Esq., HBA-NJ President, at Awebb@Hillwallack.com
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