first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion When “visiting” you threw paper towels to people, cut your visit short and didn’t fly over the island to survey damage.As the sister of a first responder working 18-hour shifts, I know islanders are working together sharing necessities, clearing debris with hammers, saws and their hands. Others are stranded in towns where roads and 41 bridges are washed out.Carcasses of animals on roofs need to be removed after rushing waters took them to their deaths. Despite obstacles, people carry each other on backs and do all they can to survive. We’re a culture where we say: “Mi Casa es tu Casa” [My Home is your Home]. That is who we are, and calling us ingrates demonstrates a lack of awareness and empathy of our culture. Open your heart, cease degrading tweets, and rise up to the dignity of the office you represent.No wall can be built across the Atlantic, so many Hispanic Americans will relocate and vote here in elections. So, remember, “We will not forget (no olivdaremos).Maria Mercedes KarrScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes On Sept. 30, amidst massive suffering in Puerto Rico, and on the 67th day at your golf club, you posted 18 tweets, many of them unkind and directed at San Juan’s mayor and its residents. This was a result of her pleas for faster intervention.While she was waist-high in water checking homes, you chose at that moment, to tweet, “Puerto Rican workers want everything done for them when it should be a community effort.”last_img