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Vamos4PR is a network of organizations and individuals committed to strengthening Puerto Rico by informing, organizing, and mobilizing the Puerto Rican diaspora and supporters throughout the states.
Right now, Puerto Rico has been suffering a crisis of unprecedented proportions.
- With a public debt estimated at $72 billion, hundreds of schools have been shut down and healthcare services have been crippled, jobs have been cut and hours have been slashed, hurting the most vulnerable people on the island.
- In addition, hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to abandon their island homes; many have moved to Florida, New York, Illinois and other states seeking a more secure financial future.
We’re building a movement of Puerto Ricans and allies to make sure all Americans are aware of what’s happening in Puerto Rico and why it matters to all people in the US. Through our collective voice and power, we can ensure our elected leaders support policies that put the people first, not big banks or billionaires.
What we believe is simple – Puerto Rico can rise from a financial crisis that has cut deeper and longer than in any state in America without placing the burden or blame on working families in the island.
Decision-makers need to ensure that people come first, and that Puerto Rico’s economy is built on good-paying jobs and investments in the people, not giveaways to corporations. We must ensure they also push back against demands from bondholders who have profited from Puerto Rico’s misery.
Vamos4PR brings together and empowers the Puerto Rican diaspora and allies to advance solutions, mobilize our communities, and hold our elected leaders accountable.