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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:48 AM

Florida Democratic Party Endorses Puerto Rico Statehood

The Florida Democratic Party endorsed Puerto Rico statehood in a resolution approved at its state convention in Orlando on Saturday.

The resolution – entitled “Supporting the admission of Puerto Rico as a state of the United States” – was part of the 2019 resolutions package.

The text of the resolution begins by pointing out that “3.2 million U.S. citizens live in the territory of Puerto Rico, who are denied equal rights simply because, under Article IV of the U.S.Constitution, Congress has the absolute power to make rules and regulations for the U.S. territories. ​U.S. citizens living in Puerto Rico do not have full representation since they cannot vote for the U.S. President,nor do they have elected representation in the U.S. Congress, except for a non-voting delegate called Resident Commissioner.”

The resolution goes on to report that 250,000 people have moved from Puerto Rico to Florida since 2010, generally in response to unequal opportunities or the inadequate federal response to Hurricane Maria. The document also points out that 77% of these new Floridians support statehood for Puerto Rico.

Read more: https://www.puertoricoreport.com/florida-democratic-party-endorses-puerto-rico-statehood/#.XaV5UnjPzIU

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liberalguilt57 Oct 2019 #1
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:23 AM

1. Puerto Rico and the district of Columbia should be made states at the same time.

Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia should be made states at the same time. Then new American flags, with two extra stars, could be made — All changes at the same time. Think of how many jobs could be created in making all those new flags! Now, someone would have to re-write the song “50 nifty United States,” but hey.

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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:19 AM

2. Or make PR part of FL -- then FL would be solid majority Dem. nt

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