The U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico have voted for statehood on two occasions, and they are voting for it again in 2020.
On November 3rd, Puerto Ricans will hold a historic plebiscite which will ask voters "YES" or "NO" on whether they want to become a state of the union.
Puerto Rico's colonial status means that U.S. citizens who live on the island cannot vote for President or elect voting representatives to Congress— and that their issues are often and easily ignored.
We believe Congress must respect the will of the people of Puerto Rico and move swiftly to admit the island as a state if and when they vote for it in November.
We need your help to make sure Congress gets their message, and using this form you can easily contact your U.S. Representative and Senators in seconds.
The House message is simple— support H.R. 1113, a bipartisan resolution calling on Congress to honor the results of the upcoming vote in Puerto Rico.
Led by Reps. Darren Soto and Jenniffer González-Colón, the resolution proposes the following:
Resolved, That the House of Representatives—
(1) declares that the Congress and the President will have a duty to act in 2021 on the self-determination choice of the people of Puerto Rico if the plebiscite chooses statehood;
(2) recognizes that implementation legislation will need to include measures to phase-in the equal treatment of the territory and its residents in Federal laws; and
(3) states that such measures should implement equality for Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans as expeditiously as reasonably possible.
Puerto Rico needs you more than ever.
Help us send their message to Congress.
By sending a strong message to your Representative and Senators in Congress, you will empower your fellow American citizens in Puerto Rico fighting for their most fundamental democratic rights. The people of Puerto Rico have made countless contributions to America and if they choose statehood then they deserve it. Statehood for Puerto Rico will not only help bring citizen equality and unleash Puerto Rico's potential, but will make America a more perfect Union.
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