(July 2, 2020 -Washington, D.C.) – On June 30, 2020, the Puerto Rico Equality Commission (PREC), the Shadow Congressional Delegation of the U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico, released their 2020 annual report highlighting the island’s upcoming plebiscite on November 3rd, 2020.
The report also includes data that shows an increased support for statehood among our fellow citizens in the 50 states. The most recent polling shows a 66% majority supporting statehood.
In a letter to Puerto Rican legislators and citizens, the Hon. Carlos Romero-Barceló, Chairman of the Commission, said, “As our beloved island continues to recover from the 2017 Hurricanes Irma and María, the recent seismic events that continue to impact the southern part of the island, and the ongoing Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, our efforts to ensure equality for Puerto Rico have doubled down. He also added: “The Puerto Rico Equality Commission will continue to be vital as Congress addresses the inherent flaws of our political relationship with the 50 states of the union and our federal government. Our priority is to keep moving steadily and steadfastly towards our goal: ending Puerto Rico’s historical colonial-territorial relationship to the United States and achieving equality treatment for all U.S. citizens who reside in Puerto Rico.”
As part of the mission to become the 51st State of the Union, the PREC collects data annually to highlight their congressional efforts, broadening and strengthening the demand for equality and the engagement of the press and media. The Commission’s goal is to ensure equality for the 3.2 million U.S. citizens that call the island home. The report will assist the Governor of Puerto Rico and the island’s Legislative Assembly’s leadership in their continued advocacy efforts for Puerto Rico’s statehood, especially in preparation for the upcoming “Yes or No” Plebiscite to be held in November 3rd, 2020.
For more information about the report, please visit the Commission’s website: http://equality-pr.us