A group of elected officials from Rhode Island has written to the Congressional Rhode Island delegation in support of statehood for Puerto Rico.

Nellie M. Gorbea , the Rhode Island Secretary of State; L. María Rivera , the Mayor of Central Falls;  Glendaliz Colón, Central Falls Councilwoman; Elizabeth Fuerte, Newport Councilwoman; Valerie González, Woonsocket Councilwoman; Luis Colón, West Warwick School Committee Member; and  William Hangan, East Greenwich School Committee Member were the authors of the letter.

The letter concludes with a request for support for The Puerto Rico Statehood Admissions Bill.

“Puerto Ricans have unquestionably demonstrated their preference for statehood, and we are proud to support them in their fight for equal rights under the law. Ending inequality and racial injustice wherever it is found is of the utmost national importance, and we urge you to consider supporting the expressed wishes of our fellow Americans by signing on to H.R. 1522 as a co-sponsor.”

The letter to the senators asks for support for the Senate companion bill, Senate Bill 780.

READ MORE & SEE THE LETTERS: https://www.puertoricoreport.com/rhode-island-support-for-puerto-rico-statehood/#.YN4z3i1h2su