Puerto Rican Coalition to Senators: Oppose Cloture; Vote ‘No’ on Promesa
SAN JUAN – The National Puerto Rican Coalition (NPRC) released a statement Tuesday urging U.S. senators to vote ‘no’ on the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (Promesa) and oppose cloture.
Saying that senators “overwhelmingly” oppose Promesa in private, the coalition believes those lawmakers are afraid that if they vote against this bill, they will be labeled “as someone that contributed to Puerto Rico’s demise, and will be blamed for the island’s economic crisis.”
In its Tuesday statement, the nonprofit advocate, which comprises “leaders from the Puerto Rican communities in the U.S. and on the island,” said it is “here to tell every single U.S. Senator that if they vote against this legislation, they will be viewed instead as the champions who saved the Puerto Rican people. They will be viewed as leaders who stood up against greedy hedge fund managers and their powerful lobbyists, and protected the hard working families of Puerto Rico.”
The NPRC said it knows senior senators who are “quietly working on an alternative legislation that addresses the economic crisis, while protecting the democratic values that we all cherish.”
The organization concluded it release by saying it urges “every US senator to vote their conscience and do what is right by voting ‘NO’ on the PROMESA legislation and OPPOSING cloture.”