Resolution - Democracy for Puerto Rico

WHEREAS, Puerto Rico has been a colony of the United States for over 110 years.
WHEREAS, Its residents, U.S. citizens, have been unjustly denied full enfranchisement as specified by the U.S. Constitution.
WHEREAS, LULAC has a strong commitment to the universal enfranchisement of Hispanic Americans.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that LULAC urges Congress to legislate a process of self- determination to resolve the political status of the territory of Puerto Rico, whereby the U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico would be asked to choose between non-colonial status options permissible under the U.S. Constitution. Should the option of statehood be favored, LULAC shall strongly support the admission of Puerto Rico as a state of the Union with the same privileges and responsibilities.

Approved this 18th day of July 2009.

Rosa Rosales
LULAC National President