Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) and Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) are urging Democrats to vote against the Puerto Rico Democracy Act (H.R.2499).
“This bill is not the product of consensus. It does not provide for true self-determination. The two-step process in the bill is designed to craft an artificial majority for statehood,” Velazquez and Gutierrez said in their e-mail.
“The people of Puerto Rico deserve a truly fair, democratic and inclusive self-determination process that is the product of consensus. H.R. 2499 does not provide for such a process. It is divisive, unfair and undemocratic.”