Make Puerto Rico a State

Puerto Rico has been a part of the United States for over a century, and yet its people are still denied many of the rights of full citizens because it is an unincorporated US territory instead of a full state. Puerto Ricans overwhelmingly want to be a state, and we should endorse this and make it happen. 



Puerto Rico should be a state - they function as one right now without the political rights and bankruptcy protection. If Puerto Ricans looked like Swedes they’d be a state already. We must not only offer them political equality but help them rebuild their economy and infrastructure - it will take time but that’s what Americans do.

Problems to be Solved

  • Puerto Rico has been a part of the US for over a century but has never been granted the full rights of statehood.
Guiding Principles:
  • Equity
  • Make Puerto Rico a state

As President, I will…

  • Take all steps necessary to promote Puerto Rican statehood as an overdue step toward equality if this is what Puerto Ricans want.
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