The Puerto Rico Statehood Students Association (“PRSSA”) has recently been expanding its reach and gathering support from statehooders in the Midwest region of the United States. Since Jose Cabrera, President of PRSSA, appointed me to this office, I have worked at establishing new chapters in the states of Ohio, Iowa, and Indiana. Our collective goal is to establish a network of hundreds of statehood supporters who can take action on behalf of statehood and help elect a pro-statehood government in Puerto Rico through absentee voting.
Primarily, PRSSA has been working at establishing chapters at the University of Dayton in Ohio, the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, and Iowa State University. Further projects include spreading PRSSA’s influence to the University of Chicago, the Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati.
Furthermore, PRSSA has been working to establish working relationships with several Hispanic associations in the Midwest and Ohio. These include Midwest Latino, the Puerto Rican Cultural Society of Dayton, Ohio, PACO, the Phi Iota Alpha fraternity, and El Orgullo Latino at the University of Dayton. Our work here will ultimately help in PRSSA’s main electoral goal of mobilizing thousands of Puerto Rican students to vote in the November 2008 elections.
PRSSA wants to reach out and welcome every student who shares our passion and conviction in making Puerto Rico the 51st state of the United States. We are looking for active, energetic and strong leaders who can exhibit initiative and help establish chapters in this part of our Nation. Feel free to contact me on Facebook or my official email to discuss how you can be part of this student-based movement. I look forward to working with you as we strive to achieve statehood for our beloved Puerto Rico.
José Pomales López
Midwest Region Director
Puerto Rico Statehood Students Association