For Puerto Rico, there’s no going back. The illusion of a special “enhanced commonwealth” status, the fantasy of “autonomy” paid for by the federal government, the fake tax tricks — all have been swept away.
What’s left is movement forward. Statehood, with the full rights and responsibilities of a state, is the only positive choice for Puerto Rico. With statehood will come equal treatment under the law, whether it’s disaster recovery, health care, or voting.
Congress can make Puerto Rico a state with a simple majority vote. They won’t do that unless they see that the people who vote for them want equality for Puerto Rico.
We have a new way for you to show your support for Puerto Rico: add the 51 stars to your avatar at Facebook. Click the Facebook Profile button above. You will be asked to allow the new app to post for you. This only means that the new profile overlay will show. That’s the only way that we will ever post on your timeline — just by showing your pride and support for Puerto Rico with an overlay on your profile.
We will never post on your timeline.
Please use this overlay at Facebook so your friends and family will see that you are on the right side of history. It may start a conversation. It will help your representatives see that you are serious about statehood for Puerto Rico.
Here are the steps to use the new app:
- Click the Facebook Profile button in the header at PR51st.com.
- Facebook will ask you to login, if you are not logged in. Then accept the permissions to read and post photos to your profile.
- Facebook requires you to confirm the profile change and length of time the new profile will be active.
- The thank you page will be displayed on the original tab.
Tell your friends and family, too. Let’s get the word out!