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“PR51st”: Historial review on President’s Task Force on Puerto Rico

“The Hill”: Devaluing American democracy, by Rep.José Aponte

“US has always prided itself as a beacon of democracy… has spectacularly helped to propagate the American political system & way of life.” PuertoRico’s lack of political participation tarnishes American Democracy. Read the entire opinion by State Representative José Aponte: https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/563579-devaluing-american-democracy

“PR. Report”: Rhode Island Officials Express Support for Puerto Rico Statehood

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 … Read More “PR. Report”: Rhode Island Officials Express Support for Puerto Rico Statehood

“Daily Commercial”: Sen. Rick Scott is Key to Puerto Rico’s Future by Dennis Freytes

“Florida Sen. Rick Scott will play a key role in the movement of the bill in the Senate, but he has thus far declined to cosponsor the legislation, despite previous statements in favor of statehood. Scott voiced his support for Puerto Rican statehood on the campaign trail in 2018 while receiving the endorsement of the bill’s author, Rep. Gonzalez-Colon, in Kissimmee, the epicenter of the … Read More “Daily Commercial”: Sen. Rick Scott is Key to Puerto Rico’s Future by Dennis Freytes

“The National Interest”: Memorial Day: Honor Those Who Served From Puerto Rico By Supporting Statehood -Eugenio Matias

Statehood is the only status option that a majority of voters have ever supported, and it is well past time Congress honors the voice and vote of the U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico. This and every Memorial Day, we honor and mourn the service members who have fought and died for this country while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Unfortunately, not all … Read More “The National Interest”: Memorial Day: Honor Those Who Served From Puerto Rico By Supporting Statehood -Eugenio Matias

“Florida Politics”: Dennis Freytes: Congress must provide equality for Puerto Rico — enact HR 1522

Puerto Rico deserves equality. The federal government must do right by the Puerto Rican people with a referendum on equal rights! … The best option is equality plus progress, statehood with dignity! “En la “UNIÓN de Estados” esta la Fuerza!” We must guard against a “tyranny of a majority” and stay united. With truth, reason, courage and action, we will overcome — for the … Read More “Florida Politics”: Dennis Freytes: Congress must provide equality for Puerto Rico — enact HR 1522

“El Nuevo Dia”: Publican en el principal periódico del estado de Joe Biden un anuncio en favor de la estadidad

El grupo Self-Determination Incorporated pautó hoy, viernes, en el periódico The News Journal, el principal del estado de Delaware que representó el presidente Joe Biden, el anuncio en el que reclama al inquilino de la Casa Blanca presionar al Congreso en favor de la estadidad para Puerto Rico. Read more in El Nuevo Dia: https://www.elnuevodia.com/corresponsalias/washington-dc/notas/publican-en-el-principal-periodico-del-estado-de-joe-biden-un-anuncio-en-favor-de-la-estadidad/

“El Nuevo Dia”: Piden a Joe Biden en un anuncio en The New York Times que respalde el proyecto pro estadidad de Darren Soto

Washington D.C. – El grupo Self-Determination Incorporated publicó hoy un anuncio a toda página en el diario The New York Times para exhortar al presidente Joe Biden a apoyar los proyectos a favor de la estadidad para Puerto Rico que fueron presentados en marzo pasado en la Cámara de Representantes y el Senado estadounidense. Read more in El Nuevo Dia: https://www.elnuevodia.com/corresponsalias/washington-dc/notas/piden-a-joe-biden-en-un-anuncio-en-the-new-york-times-que-respalde-el-proyecto-pro-estadidad-de-darren-soto/

“NY Daily News”: Puerto Rican statehood can’t wait

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is taking the lead in the Senate during a perilous time, with a pandemic raging and Americans struggling to keep their jobs or small businesses open. As Democrats work to tackle these important challenges alongside President Biden, it is critical that the party honors the zeal of equality that drove voters nationwide to entrust them with the reins of … Read More “NY Daily News”: Puerto Rican statehood can’t wait

“Real Clear Politics”: It’s Time to Perfect the Union: U.S. Territories Deserve Better

In the face of congressional inaction, it is time for the states to lead on citizen equality and make America a “more perfect union.” One way states can begin doing this is by passing legislation supporting the self-determination of all U.S. territories, and in the case of Puerto Rico — which has repeatedly voted for statehood — to support its admission into the union … Read More “Real Clear Politics”: It’s Time to Perfect the Union: U.S. Territories Deserve Better

“Miami Herald”: Gov. Pierluisi: It’s time for Congress to give Puerto Ricans what they have demanded: statehood

On Nov. 3, as U.S. citizens in the 50 states voted for their federal representatives, more than a million U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico declared in no uncertain terms, in a nonbinding referendum, that they want equality and that they no longer consent to being subject to that same federal government without having a voice and a vote. For the third time in less … Read More “Miami Herald”: Gov. Pierluisi: It’s time for Congress to give Puerto Ricans what they have demanded: statehood

“Washington Times”: Statehood for Puerto Rico versus the District of Columbia

Democrats have made no secret of their intent to pack the U.S. Supreme Court, water down the protections of small states in the Senate and effectively demolish the Electoral College. All of these things are Overton window shifts in our constitutional order.  One necessary but not sufficient step to do so is the (probably unconstitutional) admittance of the District of Columbia as a state, a sure … Read More “Washington Times”: Statehood for Puerto Rico versus the District of Columbia