We need your voice! The current economic and political situation in Puerto Rico needs to be heard on American and international forums.
1. Take a picture of yourself with a sign saying “NO FISCAL CONTROL BOARD FOR PUERTO RICO”
2. Upload your picture with this message and the hashtag “#SpeakUpForPuertoRico” inviting all your friends to join.
Puerto Rico is currently run by an imposed, non-elected fiscal control board with the goal of paying the island’s debt of over $70billion without audit, revision or restructure, putting the interests of vulture fund managers and their possibly illegal transactions with the Puerto Rican government over the needs of its people.
The Financial Oversight and Management Board put in place by the #PROMESA bill, runs on a budget of at least $370million dollars paid by Puerto Rican taxpayers, and some of its members have been tied to the same corporations responsible for the crisis.
With cuts in funding to public education and pensions, changes to health care, and government right-sizing, the board’s determinations are seemingly non-negotiable and exempt from local law.
The fiscal control board and its austerity measures are not the solution. Speak up for Puerto Rico!