Congressman Luis Gutiérrez has delivered a powerhouse bill which makes independence for Puerto Rico a very real – and urgent – possibility. Known as HR 900 (House Resolution 900) it calls for a vote between Independence and Commonwealth…period. The Statehood option will not NOT be included in this referendum.
In addition, any Puerto Rican living in the US, will be able to vote in the referendum!
If HR 900 is passed into law, then Puerto Ricans will choose between a sovereign Republic of Puerto Rico (with complete independence from the US) and a continuation of the current colonial arrangement, aka “commonwealth.”
Of all out current Puerto Rican congress members, Gutierrez has been – by far – the greatest gladiator for Puerto Rican independence.
Anyone who doubts this can view this video clip:
On the US congressional floor, Gutiérrez also planted the image of a Puerto Rican flag with the words FREE PUERTO RICO on it. Then he stood right next to the flag, and delivered a historic speech about “freedom for Puerto Rico.”
You can see the entire speech right here:
We salute Rep. Gutierrez for giving Puerto Ricans, on both the island and the US mainland, a voice with regard to their future.
According to HR 900, Puerto Ricans will not automatically lose their US citizenship if the island becomes independent. They will have an individual choice of citizenship, and dual citizenship may also be a possibility.
Rep. Gutierrez will file his bill this Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Since that is Valentine’s Day, it is safe to say that Gutierrez is showing his love for Puerto Rico…and HR 900 is his Valentine’s Day gift to the island.
For a history of the War Against All Puerto Ricans, read the book…
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