Netroots should take up PR Statehood issue

One of the most overlooked civil rights issues remains the issue of statehood for Puerto Rico. While all Puerto Rican residents are United States citizens, they are denied representation in Congress and are essentially a second-class citizen group. This issue has the potential to be a political boon, but in order to practice what we preach, the netroots should definitely fight for equal rights, and therefore statehood, for Puerto Rico. Polls have shown that an overwhelming majority, 70%, of Puerto Ricans favor statehood. It's time, after 100+ years as "lesser-citizens", for them to be granted equal rights. For more information, visit the U.S. Council for Puerto Rican Statehood. p

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