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Wed Jun 21, 2017, 10:53 PM

DNC Chair Tom Perez Endorses Statehood for Puerto Rico

Tom Perez, the Chair of the Democratic National Committee, has endorsed statehood for Puerto Rico.

As first reported in Politico, Perez has issued a statement that he believes Puerto Ricans should have the same rights as those on the mainland and that his personal view is that statehood is the best method to provide full representation in government and equal rights.

Perez, who is the first Latino elected chairman of the DNC, has two siblings who were born in Puerto Rico.

The Perez statement is consistent with the 2016 Democratic Party platform, which recognizes that many of the challenges facing the U.S. territory “stem from the fundamental question of Puerto Rico’s political status.” The platform further recognizes that “Puerto Ricans should be able to vote for the people who make their laws, just as they should be treated equally. All American citizens, no matter where they reside, should have the right to vote for the President of the United States.”

Read more: http://www.puertoricoreport.com/dnc-chair-tom-perez-endorses-statehood/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 10:54 PM

1. I agree

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 11:04 PM

2. Come on this is a NO BRAINER. 2 more senators that care about progressive issues

And we should be pushing for DC statehood too. DC pays more income tax per capita than any existing state, and yet DC has zero representation in Congress? It's unbelievable.
DC residents can't call their senator or rep to talk about AHCA. Because they don't have a Senator or Rep. Plenty of DC residents have nothing to do with politics.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 11:13 PM

3. Where Was Perez For These Special Elections?.....nt

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Response to global1 (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 21, 2017, 11:56 PM

4. He campaigned in SC

 

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