Puerto Rico Self-Determination Statement

July 19, 2018

The NAACP has a long history of supporting the democratic value of self-determination.

Our position as it stands seeks to advance the prosperity of the people of Puerto Rico. We, as the NAACP want to ensure that Puerto Ricans receive the resources, and support required to aid their recovery efforts.

We feel our position is especially important following the devastating hurricane and abysmal response from our federal government.

The NAACP stands with the people of Puerto Rico now more than ever, and we affirm our ability to work together in our joint struggle for equal protection, equal opportunity, and free will. Puerto Rico should be free to decide its preferred option in a fair and inclusive manner.

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Aba Blankson
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