Puerto Rico is voting on statehood on Sunday
This Sunday, June 11th, Puerto Rico will vote to decide if it should become our 51st state. It’s expected that the vote will be a solid yes, but after that they still need to argue with Congress.
While the Republican party has officially said that they support Puerto Rico in seeking statehood, in reality they haven’t been supportive at all - probably because as soon as it becomes a state it would be part of Congress and the new additions would most likely all be Democrats.
It’s true that Puerto Rico brings with it high unemployment and serious financial problems, but these problems exist whether or not it’s a state and these people are still US citizens.
If you’re a Puerto Rican please vote. If you’re not, show your support.