Florida's Puerto Rican organizations demand justice for George Floyd, and for all of us
The Puerto Rican community of Florida stands in solidarity with the pain of communities around the country at the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota. This act of violence, at the hands of the Minneapolis police, against an unarmed African American citizen, is one of countless unjust arrests and murders that occur in the United States too often. These injustices are the product of systemic racism and white supremacy that exist in police agencies, the judicial system and in so many other sectors of our society.
VAMOS4PR Statement on the earthquakes in Puerto Rico
"Our thoughts and prayers are with our families and friends in Puerto Rico after the earthquakes that have caused loss of life and serious damage on the island. While an earthquake is a natural disaster, many manmade factors contributed to make this a deadly occurrence. Also to blame are the cruel austerity program that has deprived the island of critical infrastructure funding for years, as well as the lack of federal funding for people to rebuild after Hurricane Maria."
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.
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.
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.
Figueroa, por años comprometidos con los asuntos referentes a la Isla y portavoz de la coalición Vamos4Puerto Rico, murió en Nueva York, donde residía
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.
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.
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...