PUERTO RICO STATEHOOD
STUDENTS ASSOCIATION, INC.
Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
Contact: Eduardo J. Soto (787) 536-3014, firstname.lastname@example.org
SENATE IS NEXT FOR PUERTO RICO DEMOCRACY ACT
WASHINGTON, DC: The Puerto Rico Statehood Students Association officially began its efforts to gain bipartisan support for the Puerto Rico Democracy Act in the U.S. Senate, in complete confidence that Cong. Pedro Pierluisi’s (D-PR at large) HR 2499 will soon be backed by a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.
PRSSA has been contacting Senate offices since May 2009; it has secured the necessary support for the bill to be introduced. The current efforts will be centered on expanding sponsorship of the bill and ensuring its passage.
“No other representative has ever garnered as much support for self-determination as Cong. Pierluisi;” said Raúl Vidal, President of PRSSA, “because of this, we feel absolutely confident in attaining House passage and have decided to focus our time and resources on informing Senate members of the importance of self-determination and the virtues of this bill.”
HR 2499 “The Puerto Rico Democracy Act” provides for two rounds of federally sanctioned referenda. The referendums, performed by the State Electoral Commission, will gauge local support for the current political status and voter preference among constitutionally sound status alternatives.
PRSSA is a student organization dedicated to the advocacy of Puerto Rico’s self-determination and the enhancement of U.S. citizenship through statehood.