U.S. Council for Puerto Rico Statehood is dedicated to
the education of all Americans about Puerto Rico, its
current status in the union, and why we believe that
granting statehood to Puerto Rico is in the best interest
of all the people of the United States, including the
3.8 million U.S. citizens residing in Puerto Rico.
are an organization of individuals from throughout
the country dedicated to the ideal that all citizens
are therefore committed to change the current status
of Puerto Rico, which places the United States in a
position of supporting second class citizenship for
3.8 million Americans.
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are equally committed to change the current commonwealth
status of Puerto Rico because it is unfair to the
other citizens of the United States that must support
an economically unsound colonial system.
are concerned that the U.S. does not practice what
it preaches in communicating to the world about
the standards of equality and fairness in a democratic
society. What we ask of others we do not adhere
to ourselves in the case of Puerto Rico.
are firm in our conviction that when the American
people clearly understand the current status of
Puerto Rico they will overwhelmingly support equal
rights for our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico,
rights that can only be gained through full participation
in the democratic process as a sovreign state of the union.
are resolute in our belief that the United States will
benefit from the full participation of Puerto Rico
in our political system because of the countless positive contributions
of millions of Puerto Ricans to our society.
strongly support the establishment in the U.S. Congress of a process for Puerto Rico self-determination--a
process that spells out the specific options, through
statehood, independence or other alternatives, with
a specific timetable for action, that the Congress
will agree to implement once the Puerto Rican people
have voted their choice.