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08/28/2019

Vamos4PR Responds to DHS Transfer of $271 Million to Pay for More Trump Immigrant Detention

“The president’s push to pile on more pain, misery and terror on Brown and Black communities in the United States is reprehensible. Taking funding from FEMA to feed inhumane enforcement and detention of families just as another unpredictable storm heads to Puerto Rico and threatens families on the island is dangerous and reckless,” said Shirley Aldebol, Vice President of 32BJ SEIU and steering committee member of VAMOS4PR. 

08/22/2019

Javier Cuebas joins VAMOS4PR and VAMOS4PR Action as Executive Director

New York -- VAMOS4PR and VAMOS4PR Action, 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, announced today that Javier Cuebas will join the group as its new Executive Director.

07/25/2019

VAMOS4PR Statement on the Resignation of Puerto Rico Governor Rosselló

​This statement can be attributed to Shirley Aldebol, Vice President 32BJ SEIU and VAMOS4PR steering committee member.

 

"Governor Rosselló's resignation proves that people joining together have the power to achieve positive change through democractic, participatory means. Puerto Ricans on the island and around the world showed they would no longer tolerate mockery and disregard for their lives.

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In the News

 

El Nuevo Día

Fallece el líder sindical Héctor Figueroa

July 12, 2019

Figueroa, por años comprometidos con los asuntos referentes a la Isla y portavoz de la coalición Vamos4Puerto Rico, murió en Nueva York, donde residía

WJCT

Lawsuit, Emails Show Duval Elections Supervisor Wouldn't Provide Spanish Ballots

November 5, 2018

Voting rights groups alleged in a court filing Sunday that Duval County refused to provide Spanish-language sample ballots at early voting sites. 

Democracy Now

Activists Demand Cancellation of Puerto Rico’s $72 Billion Public Debt

March 14, 2019

And in New York City, activists rallied outside federal court in Manhattan Wednesday, where a judge is overseeing Puerto Rico’s municipal bankruptcy proceedings—the largest such case in U.S. history. 

Latino Rebels

Puerto Rican Diaspora Activists Demand Federal Judge #CancelTheDebt

March 13, 2019

Activists focused on Puerto Rico, including Center For Popular Democracy Action, Diáspora en Resistencia, VAMOS4PR, New York Communities for Change, and others, rallied today outside a federal courtroom...