Puerto rico voted overwhelmingly in favor of statehood on sunday in a referendum that begins the steps toward sending representatives to washington, dc according to the wall street journal, 97 percent of voters chose. Learn more developed by think up themes ltdpowered by wordpresswordpress. Puerto rico’s two main political parties represent those who are in favor of statehood and those who want to remain a commonwealth a smaller number of puerto ricans want full independence the island's current economic crisis, which began around 2008, has revived the push for statehood. Merge puerto rico, the us virgin islands, and any other american islands that are in the caribbean into the state of “puerto rico & the virgin islands” while you’re at it, merge guam, the northern mariana islands, and any other american islands in that part of the pacific into the state of. Puerto rico: a history destined for statehood san juan is the oldest city in the united states puerto rico’s proud heritage enriches the american experience. Why washington should finally make puerto rico a state the case for statehood for puerto rico—at least on policy and moral grounds—has always been solid. I just signed a petition to president donald trump, the united states house of representatives, and the united states senate: for the first time a majority of voters in puerto rico, 61 percent, have said they prefer statehood over their current status. Puerto rico's first governor, appointed in 1509, was spanish explorer juan ponce de león he named a city on the island puerto rico, or rich port, which later became the name by which the entire island was identified.
Puerto rico's new governor was sworn in monday, promising an immediate push for statehood in a territory facing a deep economic crisis gov ricardo rossello, 37, proposed several measures aimed at alleviating the crisis shortly after he was sworn in at midnight among them is a proposal to hold a. Despite very low turnout, puerto ricans voted for statehood in sunday's plebiscite does congress have to admit it as the 51st state. San juan, puerto rico (ap) — puerto rico’s governor is vowing to make the us territory the 51st state after statehood won in a non-binding referendum hit by a boycott and low turnout that raised questions about the vote’s legitimacy gov ricardo rossello told a couple hundred supporters. If puerto rico votes for statehood, congress does not have to act however, the president’s taskforce on puerto rico’s status, created by president bill clinton in 2000, recommended in 2012 that the president and congress should quickly enact whatever puerto ricans choose at the polls. Conversely, statehood would provide large and immediate benefits in the short term, puerto rico would be on a much stronger legal footing, able to contest its abuse at the hands of obama's puerto rico oversight, management, and economic stability act (promesa) dictatorship.
A tuesday media release from the government of puerto rico said that the island's resident commissioner —a non-voting delegate of congress— plans to present the seven members of a puerto rican statehood commission to the house of representatives. No to puerto rico statehood 3,095 likes 3 talking about this an educational page that opposes hr 2499 and its hidden scheme to create a fake. Puerto rico government takes statehood campaign to capitol hill puerto rico's governnor sent a delegation of shadow representatives to dc this week alfonso aguilar, one of the appointees, he spoke with npr's michel martin about the latest push for tatehood. Watch video jenniffer gonzalez colon is not done fighting for puerto rico puerto rico's sole representative in congress speaks for the territory’s statehood.
Weary of their colonial status, a delegation of puerto ricans marched on capitol hill wednesday to demand statehood, saying the island territory pays taxes and serves in the military but is being short-changed by federal programs and lacks the political clout to recover from crises like hurricane maria. Puerto rico, the 51st state puerto rico has been under the us flag since 1898, and puerto ricans have been granted us citizenship since 1917 but the commonwealth is still an unincorporated territory.
Ricard rosselló to push congress to admit puerto rico as america’s 51st state, but experts suggest referendum result will have little impact on us lawmakers.
Puerto rico will send two senators and five representatives, chosen by gov ricardo rosselló (d), later this year, once the plan is put into action statehood remains a long shot as many republicans are wary of adding a 51st state that could add two democratic senators and seven democratic electors to the electoral college. Don’t start stitching that 51st star on the american flag just yet although 97 percent of voters in a puerto rico referendum on june 11 voted to start down the path of statehood, the chance of the island becoming a state is still, at best, a long shot optimism was the word of the day among. A full 97 percent of ballots cast were in favor of statehood, but turnout was very low in the nonbinding referendum, the fifth such vote in puerto rico. According to the latest fox news poll, 41 percent say puerto rico should become the 51st star on the flag that’s an 11-point increase since the last time the question was asked in june 2007, when 30 percent opted for statehood some 37 percent think the island should continue as a territory, down. How can the answer be improved.