The Puerto Rico Statehood Council (PRSC) created PR51st to advance the goal of achieving equality for the U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico through statehood. PR51st serves to inform, engage and activate support for Puerto Rico statehood in ways that are compelling, interactive, fact-based and easy to share. On this website, and all other PR51st platforms, we talk about what’s happening in the statehood movement today, and how you can get involved to support equality through statehood for Puerto Rico. We do not seek to impose statehood on Puerto Rico, but instead to amplify the voices of voters on the island who have repeatedly chosen statehood so they can enjoy the same democracy, rights, and responsibilities as their fellow U.S. citizens in the states.
About the Puerto Rico Statehood Council
The Puerto Rico Statehood Council (PRSC) is working to build a national movement in support of equal rights for the U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico through statehood. We are a Washington, D.C. based, non-partisan, 501(c)4 non-profit issue advocacy organization. We believe that the core American values of freedom, democracy, liberty, justice and consent of the governed must apply equally to all U.S. citizens including those in Puerto Rico. We do not endorse or campaign either in favor or against any political party or political candidate. Our supporters cover the entire political spectrum and we seek to create an inclusive space where anyone who supports statehood for Puerto Rico can participate and join our efforts.
George Laws Garcia serves as the Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Statehood Council. With 15 years of experience in public policy and intergovernmental affairs, he has worked for and advised Governors, Members of Congress, federal agencies and national non-profit organizations on a broad range of issues including ending territory status and making Puerto Rico the 51st state of the Union.
Most recently Mr. Laws Garcia served as the Interim Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA), the Washington D.C. office of the Governor of Puerto Rico. In that role he oversaw the agency and led its federal policy and advocacy efforts before the Executive and Legislative branches of the U.S. government. He was the main person responsible for the launch and operations of the Puerto Rico Equality Commission, the territory’s shadow delegation to the U.S. Congress. Follow him on Twitter: @LawsPR51