If you live in Florida, please visit our page for people who live in Florida. If not, you can still help with our Grassroots Activation Initiative. Tell your friends and family that you need their help in working for Puerto Rico statehood.
Florida is a swing state, which makes it important in every election. Many states pretty much always vote red or blue, and candidates might not make many efforts after the primaries. But Florida can go either way, so candidates will be paying attention.
Florida also has the largest Puerto Rican population in the 50 states. Current senators and members of Congress know their constituents care about what happens to Puerto Rico. They want to connect with and support their constituents… but they may not understand that statehood is the preferred option.
What should you ask?
Ask your Floridian connections to reach out to their representatives.
Right now, Florida’s senators need to be bold and provide leadership for The Puerto Rico Statehood Admissions Bill. Here are the senators representing Florida.
- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)
- Phone: 202-224-3041
- Twitter: @SenRubioPress
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SenatorMarcoRubio/
- Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL)
- Phone: 202-224-5274
- Twitter: @SenRickScott
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RickScottSenOffice/
You can also reach out to your members of Congress with our Contact Your Legislators tool. This tool will send an email to your congressperson, even if you’re not sure who that is.
No matter where you live, you can reach out to your representatives. We hope you will ask your friends and family in Florida to do the same.
“For When the One Great Scorer comes to write against your name, He marks, not that you won or lost, but how you played the game”
Both, Senators Rubio and Scott should reject HR 2070 and embrace HR 1522
and S 780 immediately.
Senator Rick Scott needs to stand behind his PR Pro- Statehood commentaries and in strong support for our Constitution and our Democracy.
Senator Rubio should be first in line to strongly reject HR 2070 and support HR 1522 and S 780.
His family’s legacy is one of courage and determination to stand firmly against antidemocratic forces.
His life story is a reflection of the American dream and the success, security and freedom our country offers.
Both Senators hesitation in supporting HR 1522 and S780 can’t neither be ignored, nor understood.
One can only hope, both Senators, find a way to reconcile their hesitation soon and proudly support HR 1522 and S 780. In the interim, may they find inspiration in the the words of William Ralph Emerson:
A Nation’s Strength
What makes a nation’s pillars high
And its foundations strong?
What makes it mighty to defy
The foes that round it throng?
It is not gold. Its kingdoms grand
Go down in battle shock;
Its shafts are laid on sinking sand,
Not on abiding rock.
Is it the sword? Ask the red dust
Of empires passed away;
The blood has turned their stones to rust,
Their glory to decay.
And is it pride? Ah, that bright crown
Has seemed to nations sweet;
But God has struck its luster down
In ashes at his feet.
Not gold but only men can make
A people great and strong;
Men who for truth and honor’s sake
Stand fast and suffer long.
Brave men who work while others sleep,
Who dare while others fly…
They build a nation’s pillars deep
And lift them to the sky.