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US Congress: Start a process to admit Puerto Rico as the 51st State
  • Petitioned Rep Serrano

This petition was delivered to:

Rep Serrano
Task Force on PR
Cecilia Munoz
Senate & House of Rep.
US Congress
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

US Congress: Start a process to admit Puerto Rico as the 51st State

    1. John Del Pueblo
    2. Petition by

      John Del Pueblo


On a referendum that took place on November 6 2012 a vast majority vote of 61.13% of voters chose to adopt Statehood as the option for the political status of the Island. Puerto Rico's 4 million US Citizens have finally conformed a majority as requested many times by the US Congress to push for a final status request. The referendum explicitly asked for voters to establish whether or not they were content with the current territorial status by choosing YES or NO. The NO received a majority vote of 54%. The second question gave Puerto Ricans three status options: Statehood, Independence and a Sovereign Commonwealth. 65.1% of Puerto Ricans chose STATEHOOD thus confirming that a request for the US Congress to begin a process to convert Puerto Rico to the 51st State in the Union is wanted. This referendum was a separate ballot on the elections held the same day so as to not confuse the result of the election with the desire of the Puerto Rican people in terms of the status issue. We request that Congress respect the will of the majority and propose directly to the Puerto Rican people the process for inclusion of Puerto Rico as a State of the Union.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 12,500 signatures
    2. Presidential support...

      John Del Pueblo
      Petition Organizer
      U.S. Presidents Support Statehood for Puerto Rico

      U.S. presidents Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, and George H. W. Bush support statehood for the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico in this 1993 video sponsored by the Republican Party of Puerto Rico.

    3. Reminder for President Obama...

      John Del Pueblo
      Petition Organizer

      We have voted. Are you going to keep your commitment?


      Obama admite que P.R. es una colonia

      findelacolonia.blogspot.com/ Barack Obama habla del status de Puerto Rico

    4. A reminder to our Republican friends!

      John Del Pueblo
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you Mr. President


      Ronald Reagan on Puerto Rico

      While announcing his candidacy for the Presidency of the United States, Ronald Reagan states his position on Puerto Rico

    5. Rep. Gutierrez, is the message clear now?

      John Del Pueblo
      Petition Organizer

      We have voted, we had all the options, we rejected the current status. LET ME END WITH THIS: We the MAJORITY chose STATEHOOD in an official, democratic process. The ball is in your court.


      Luis Gutierrez on HR 2499

      Abril 29, 2010 - Luis Gutierrez debate el HR 2499

    6. Rep. Velazquez..is the message clear now?

      John Del Pueblo
      Petition Organizer

      Rep. Velazquez,

      Do you have any questions now?


      Rep. Velazquez's statement on H.R. 2499

      Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez (D-NY) delivers a statement on the floor of the House of Representatives on H.R. 2499, the Puerto Rico Democracy Act on April 29, 2010.

    7. Very real words now backed by a vote!

      John Del Pueblo
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you Congressman Serrano for your keen and accurate words. Now everything that you clearly expressed back then has been cofirmed through a massive vote for STATEHOOD.


      Congressman Serrano's Second Speech on Puerto Rico Status

      During the floor debate on H.R. 2499, Congressman Serrano spoke twice in favor of the bill, which would allow Puerto Ricans to define their status for the first time in 112 years. This is his second speech of the debate.

    8. 10,000 is our next milestone!

      John Del Pueblo
      Petition Organizer

      We may be a small island but no one can argue against the power of a true democracy like our. Lets keep using the power of the Internet to make our will and dreams known. Send this petition to all your friends and family in PR and throughout the USA. If Congress has taken seriously the immigrant issue they must take even more seriously the will and dreams of 4 million US Citizens that live in PR and have fought proudly in many wars in the name of our democracy and the American dream.

    9. Seguimos Creciendo.

      John Del Pueblo
      Petition Organizer

      Pronto llegamos a 5 mil firmas. Continuen apoyando esta peticion, envienla a todos sus amigos en PR, USA y alrededor del mundo que buscan que Puerto Rico sea el Estado 51. En la union esta la fuerza! Gracias a todos. El llamado de los Ciudadanos Americanos que vivimos y votamos en Puerto Rico fue claro y nadie puede decir lo contrario.

    10. Reached 5,000 signatures
    11. We need more signatures and will not give up!!

      John Del Pueblo
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all for continuing to support this petition. We will not stop this petition and continue to move forward. Irresponsible parties have already started to erroneously state that the referendum was not valid but that is not true. 65.1% of voters chose Statehood and in any election or voting process those who vote and participate are the ones that count. Please keep passing this to all your friends and family anywhere in the world. Our next goal is 10,000 signatures!! Thank you so much.

    12. Reached 4,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • 9 months ago

      To build better Puerto Rico and my people can benefit of what the States gives.

    • Michael Calvelli LONG VALLEY, NJ
      • 9 months ago

      This is the right thing to do

    • Jeff Makarauskas EAST LANSING, MI
      • 10 months ago

      Puerto Rican heritage and family still living in arecibo. I would love to see the island improve.

    • Joan Blount OMENA, MI
      • 10 months ago

      I was born in Puerto Rico and my father was Puerto Rican!

    • Monica Ortiz CLEBURNE, TX
      • 11 months ago

      I am Puerto Rican born in New York, partly raised in Puerto Rico. However, my Parents were born and raised in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is my second home and as a 20 year retired veteran I also feel the pain and injustice for my fellow comrades. I will never understand why something like this was ever allowed. This is clearly a disguised form of bullying. President Obama, you can make this right. We sacrificed our lifes and 4 million of us cannot vote? Does that sound right to you? Please, place this at the top of your agenda. Thank You and May God Bless You and Guide You!!!


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