House Democratic leaders plan to bring H.R. 2499, the Puerto Rico Democracy Act, to the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote this week!
H.R. 2499 is “stealth legislation” designed to make Spanish-speaking Puerto Rico the 51st state.
That is the only reason why Puerto Ricans are being asked to vote again, after they rejected statehood in three previous nation-wide elections.
This time, however, H.R. 2499’s voting process is rigged in favor of statehood!
ProEnglish opposes H.R. 2499 because it does not make Puerto Rico adopt English as the language of its government as a prerequisite for statehood. Therefore if Puerto Rico is admitted as a state it will destroy our nation’s unity in English and transform the U.S. into an officially bilingual country like Canada, with Spanish as our second ‘official’ language.
Please send your Congressman an email message and urge them to VOTE NO on H.R. 2499.