Today, June 24th, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing on the status of Puerto Rico.

You can watch it live and see exactly what is said by everyone who is speaking:

  • The Honorable Pedro R. Pierluisi
    Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico
  • The Honorable César A. Miranda Rodríguez
    Attorney General of Puerto Rico
    Testifying on behalf of Governor Alejandro García Padilla
  • The Honorable Rubén Berríos
    Former Senator in the Puerto Rican Senate
  • The Honorable Luis G. Fortuño
    Former Governor of Puerto Rico
  • The Honorable Carlos Romero Barceló
    Former Governor of Puerto Rico
  • The Honorable Aníbal Acevedo Vilá
    Former Governor of Puerto Rico
  • The Honorable Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto
    Mayor of San Juan
  • Ms. Miriam J. Ramirez MD
    Former Puerto Rico State Senator

You can find more information about all of these people at the event page on the website of the Committee on Natural Resources.

As a democracy, the United States must make every effort to include the Citizens of the United States when important decisions are being made. This hearing will give all of us the opportunity to hear the information our Congressional Representatives will use when they make decisions about the future status of Puerto Rico.

We should be there.

So should our Congressional Representatives. The people listed below are the members of the subcommittee. Please email or tweet to remind them to attend:

This is how democracy works. The millions of U.S. citizens living in Puerto Rico cannot vote in presidential elections, have no senators representing them, and have only one non-voting representative in the House. Statehood is the only status that will give Puerto Rico full participation in the democratic process in the U.S.



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