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Month: June 2019

US Territories’ June 10-16, 2019 news week in tweets

Tom Perez, DNC Chairman, Supports Puerto Rican Statehood Tom Perez, DNC Chairman, reiterated his support for Puerto Rico and DC statehood during his speech before the Association of State Democratic Committees (ASDC) meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico. ”The territorial status of Puerto Rico does not afford equal rights to its US citizens” — Charles A Rodriguez (@CharlesARodrig2) June 15, 2019 Tom Perez the DNC Chairman reiterates his support of Puerto Rican statehood in a speech in Santa Fe. Perez stated, “The territorial status of Puerto Rico does not afford equal rights to its US citizens.” Governor Ricardo...

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Jenniffer González-Colón organizes STEM Task Force to promote science in Puerto Rico

Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (NPP, R) of Puerto Rico discussed her work as a member of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology of the United States House of Representatives, talking about bills that she is working on, integrating the proposals presented at a roundtable in Puerto Rico. The round table was held at the EcoExploratorio: Museum of Sciences of Puerto Rico facilities with meteorologist Ada Monzón, president of the Board of Directors of the Museum, as host. “Puerto Rico must begin to diversify its economy and in the field of science and technology we have a unique potential, especially in...

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8 US Senators unveil legislation to put territories on par with states for Medicaid

United States Senator Bernie Sanders (I) of Vermont, along with seven other cosponsors in the Senate, introduced legislation Tuesday to address the immediate humanitarian needs in the territories, including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. “It is unconscionable that in the wealthiest nation in the world we have allowed our fellow citizens to suffer for so long. The full resources of the United States must be brought to bear on this crisis, for as long as is necessary,” said Sanders. “We must go forward to ensure a strong health care system in all the territories and address inequities in federal law that...

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What to do this week of June 9, 2019

132 weeks down, 73 weeks to the presidential election. The AoC Checklist features clear, well-researched actions for Americans who value democracy, equality, voting, and respect. To stay engaged through challenging times, we practice gratitude, self-care, and celebration. I value democracy. With respect and collaboration, we work to create a nation that welcomes all people, expands freedoms, and upholds the Constitution. ▢ Actions 1-6: Ensure that every American can vote in 2020. Click here for the second week of the Voter Empowerment Project: I value equality. ▢ Action 7: Support access to all medical and reproductive options. Call: Five people–your one House rep and...

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US Territories’ June 3-9, 2019 news week in tweets

Andrew Yang, 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate, Calls for Puerto Rican Statehood .@ricardorossello is right – Puerto Rico should be a state. Its recovery depends on it. They are still crushed by debt that any state would be able to negotiate. I got married there and love the island. We must do more. 🇺🇸 — Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) June 8, 2019 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang states his belief that Puerto Rico should be a US state. He asserts that Puerto Rico’s recovery would greatly benefit from statehood and his own personal affinity for the territory. Power 4 Puerto...

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