WASHINGTON, June 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — In response to the results of the Puerto Rico primary elections, Alfonso Aguilar, President of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, released this statement:
“Yesterday’s vote was a referendum on PROMESA, because there was only one candidate for governor running on his support for it – Pedro Pierluisi – and he was defeated. The people of Puerto Rico have voted and they have rejected Washington’s proposed solution for Puerto Rico. They have rejected PROMESA.
“Congress should take note that now none of the leading candidates for governor support this piece of legislation. If the next governor of Puerto Rico and the people of the Island oppose PROMESA, why would Congress want to impose it on them?”
The Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles works to engage the Latino community on conservative causes and garner greater Latino support for our issues and conservative candidates. We encourage the conservative movement to support Latino conservative groups, leaders, candidates, and policies that are welcoming of Latino immigrants.