Vamos4PR is a network of stateside labor, community, cultural, and human rights groups committed to fighting for a better future for Puerto Rico and empowering the Puerto Rican diaspora.
Vamos4PR is a network of organizations and individuals committed to strengthening Puerto Rico by informing, organizing, and mobilizing the Puerto Rican diaspora and supporters throughout the states.
Right now, Puerto Rico has been suffering a crisis of unprecedented proportions.
With a public debt estimated at $72 billion, hundreds of schools have been shut down and healthcare services have been crippled, jobs have been cut and hours have been slashed, hurting the most vulnerable people on the island.
In addition, hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to abandon their island homes; many have moved to Florida, New York, Illinois and other states seeking a more secure financial future.
We’re building a movement of Puerto Ricans and allies to make sure all Americans are aware of what’s happening in Puerto Rico and why it matters to all people in the US.
What we believe is simple – Puerto Rico can rise from a financial crisis that has cut deeper and longer than in any state in America without placing the burden or blame on working families in the island.
VAMOS4PR Principles for a Stronger Puerto Rico
WIN A COMPREHENSIVE AND FAIR RESTRUCTURE OF THE DEBT, including a moratorium on debt payments until the economy recovers, and a thorough and complete debt audit;
PROPOSE AN ECONOMY FAIR TO WORKERS IN PUERTO RICO by protecting and expanding workers’ rights, including the right to organize in unions; raising the minimum wage to create good jobs, just as workers across the United States are seeking to do; and protecting public services instead of making inhumane cuts;
ADVANCE LONG-TERM DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS that will sustain the Puerto Rican economy, in areas such as renewable energy, tourism and agriculture, rejecting the notion that the island must be a low-wage labor source for multinational corporations;
EDUCATE AND MOBILIZE THE PUERTO RICAN DIASPORA AND ITS ALLIES, and make Puerto Rico again an issue of concern and priority for all people who care about social and economic justice.
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
CWA District One
Latino Justice PRLDEF
Latino Leadership Institute
Make The Road Action Fund
UAW Region 9A
Campaign for Fair Latino Representation
DC 37, AFSCME
DC 9 IUPAT
Fiscal Policy Institute
Laundry, Distribution and Food Service Joint Board, Workers United
LiUNA Local 78
National Hispanic Media Coalition, NY Chapter
New York State AFL-CIO
NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
New York Communities for Change
Strong Economy for All Coalition
Alianza por Puerto Rico
SEIU Local 1
1199SEIU Health Care Workers East in Fla
Asociación de Puertorriqueños Viviendo en la Florida
Central Florida LCLAA (Labor Council for Latin American Advancement)
Comité de Preservación Cultura Puertorriqueña
Coalition for Puerto Rico Justice
Desfile Puertorriqueño de la Florida
Familias Presentes: Estudiantes Excelentes
Florida Immigrant Coalition
Florida Public Sector Union, SEIU
Fusion Pastoral Counseling, LLC
Iglesia de la Encarnación
Iniciativa Acción Puertorriqueña
Latino Leadership Institute
Maestros Puertorriqueños en Acción- Proyecto de Iniciativa
Mi Familia Vota
Mindful Behavioral Health Care
Orange County Classroom Teachers Association
Trabajos con Justicia de Florida Central
UAW Local 788
UAW Mid Florida Int'l Council
United Faculty of Florida at UCF