Support from Puerto Rico

RESOLUTIONS/LETTERS OF SUPPORT

Senado, Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico [Senate, Free Associated State of Puerto Rico] (May 2013)

Senado, Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico [Senate, Free Associated State of Puerto Rico] (May 2014)

Cámara de Representantes, Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico [House of Representatives, Free Associated State of Puerto Rico] (May 2004)

Cámara de Representantes, Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico [House of Representatives, Free Associated State of Puerto Rico] (October 2006)

Cámara de Representantes, Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico [House of Representatives, Free Associated State of Puerto Rico] (March 2013)

Cámara de Representantes, Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico [House of Representatives, Free Associated State of Puerto Rico] (November 2013)

Puerto Rico House of Representatives Popular Democratic Party Caucus

Popular Democratic Party, Governing Board (June 2012)

Association of Mayors of Puerto Rico

Colegio de Abogados y Abogadas de Puerto Rico [Puerto Rico Bar
Association]

Human Rights Commission of the Bar Association of Puerto Rico

Colegio de Médicos-Cirujanos de Puerto Rico [College of Physicians and Surgeons of Puerto Rico] (June 2012)

American Civil Liberties Union (November 2015)

Amnesty International, Puerto Rico Chapter

City Council of San Juan

City Council of Hormigueros

City Council of Lajas

City Council of Guánica

City Council of San Sebastían

City Council of Comerío

City Council of Mayagüez

City Council of Jayuya

City Council of Aibonito

City Council of Añasco

City Council of Toa Baja

City Council of Rincón

City Council of Arroyo

City Council of Guayanilla

City Council of Peñuelas

City Council of Aguada

City Council of Yauco

City Council of Moca

City Council of Ponce

City Council of San Lorenzo

City Council of Orocovis

City Council of Isabela

City Council of Maunabo

City Council of Yabucoa

City Council of Santa Isabel

City Council of Cabo Rojo

City Council of Arecibo

City Council of Barceloneta

Municipality of Cataño

City Council of Corozal

City Council of Dorado

Municipal Government of Guayama

City Council of Hatillo

City Council of Juana Díaz
City Council of Manatí

City Government of Salinas

City Council of Utuado

City Council of Vega Baja

PEN Club of Puerto Rico

Olympic Movement of Puerto Rico (April 2014)

Democratic Unity Committee of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico (May 2015)

Academic Senate, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

Academic Senate, University of Puerto Rico, Cayey

Faculty of Biosocial Sciences and Graduate School of Public Health,
University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus

Asociación Puertorriqueña de Profesores Universitarios [Puerto Rican
Association of University Professors], General Assembly

Asociación de Empleados Jubilados de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Inc. [Association of Retired Employees of the University of Puerto Rico, Inc.] (September 2013)

Consejo General de Estudiantes, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Humacao [Student Council, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao
(March 2015)

Central Puertorriqueña de Trabajadores / Confederación Sindical de las Américas [24 unions, representing 45,000 workers] (May 2012)

Federación de Trabajadores / AFL-CIO [16 unions, representing 45,000 workers] (May 2012, November 2012)

Coalición Alianza Laboral / Change to Win [4 unions, representing 45,000 workers] (May 2012)

Coordinadora Sindical [17 unions, representing 17,000 workers]
(May 2012)

Teamsters Local Union No. 901, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
[representing more than 3,800 workers in Puerto Rico and the
Virgin Islands] (September 2012)

Unión de Abogados y Abogadas de Servicios Legales de Puerto Rico [Union of Legal Services Attorneys of Puerto Rico] (December 2013)

Unión de Trabajadores de la Industria Eléctrica y Riego de Puerto Rico (UTIER) Convention [Union of Electrical and Sewer Workers] (November 2013)
Colegio de Profesionales en el Trabajo Social de Puerto Rico [Association of Social Work Professionals of Puerto Rico] (May 2013, March 2015)

Asociación Nacional de Escuelas de Trabajo Social de Puerto Rico
[National Association of Social Work Schools of Puerto Rico] (May 2013)

Un Pueblo: Diálogo de líderes puertorriqueños sobre asuntos sociales y
mecanismos procesales para resolver el asunto del estatus [One People:
Dialogue of Puerto Rican leaders about social affairs and procedural
mechanisms to resolve the status question; including Service Employees
International Union, Unión General de Trabajadores UGT 1199PR,
Sindicato Puertorriqueños de Trabajadores SPT1996] (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Hermandad de Empleados Exentos No Docentes de la Universidad de
Puerto Rico [Brotherhood of Exempt Non Teaching Employees of the
University of Puerto Rico] Concilio Cristo Nuestra Justicia en Puerto
Rico (2013)

Federaciones afiliadas al Comité Olímpico de Puerto Rico [Federations
affiliated with the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee] (April 2014)

Liga de Cooperativas de Puerto Rico [Cooperative League of Puerto Rico] (June 2013)

Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito de la Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico [Puerto Rico Federation of Teachers Credit Union] (April 2013)

Cooperativa Ahorro y Crédito de la Casa del Trabajador

Cooperativa de Viviendas el Alcazar (June 2013)

Conmemoración del Grito de Lares

Conmemoración del Cero de los Mártires

Centro Cultural Cirilo W. Meijers, Comerío, Puerto Rico

Partido Nacionalista de Puerto Rico

Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño

Federacion de Universitarios Pro Independencia (Puerto Rico)

Movimiento Socialista de los Trabajadores (Puerto Rico)

Frente Socialista (Puerto Rico)

Coordinadora Latinoamerica y Caribeña de Puerto Rico

Movimiento Independentista Nacional Hostosiano

Movimiento al Socialismo (Puerto Rico)
Partido Comunista de Puerto Rico

Brigada Juan Rius Rivera

Frente Amplio de Solidaridad y Lucha (FASyL)

La Nueva Escuela

Organización Puertorriqueña de la Mujer Trabajadora

Summit on Human Rights 2012 for the Release of Oscar López Rivera and to the Memory of Attorney Juan Santiago Nieves (San Juan, December 7-10, 2012)

RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY

Council of Churches of Puerto Rico (October 2013, December 2014)

Methodist Church of Puerto Rico (Río Piedras, Puerto Rico)

Coalición Ecuménica e Interreligiosa de Puerto Rico2 [Ecumenical and
Interreligious Coalition of Puerto Rico]

Mons. Roberto Octavio González Nieves, OFM, Arzobispo Metropolitano de San Juan, Puerto Rico [Archbishop of San Juan]

Luis Cardenal Aponte Martínez, Archbishop Emeritus of San Juan

Mons. Félix Lázaro Martínez, SchP, Bishop of Ponce

Mons. Iñaki Mallona Txertudi, CP, Bishop of Arecibo

Mons. Ulises Casiano Vargas, Bishop of Mayagüez

Mons. Rubén A. González Medina, CMP, Bishop of Caguas

Mons. Héctor Rivera Pérez, Auxiliary Bishop of San Juan

Mons. Hermín Negrón Santana, Auxiliary Bishop of San Juan

Conferencia Episcopal Puertorriqueña [Puerto Rican Conference of
Bishops]

Padre Angel Darío Carrero, OFM, Custodio de los Franciscanos del Caribe; President, Conferencia de Religiosos de Puerto Rico (deceased)

Reverend Heriberto Martínez, Secretary General of the Biblical Society of Puerto Rico

Reverend Eunice Santana, Iglesia de los Discípulos de Cristo, former
President of the World Council of Churches, Director of the Caribbean Institute of Ecumenical Formation and Action

Reverend Alfonso Román, retired, United Church of Christ

ELECTED OFFICIALS AND CIVIC LEADERS

Alejandro J. García Padilla, Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, Former Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Sila M. Calderón, Former Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Pedro Rosselló, Former Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

David Bernier, 2016 gubernatorial candidate, Popular Democratic Party

Pedro Pierluisi, 2016 gubernatorial candidate, New Progressive Party

Ricardo Rosselló, 2016 gubernatorial candidate, New Progressive Party

María de Lourdes Santiago, 2016 gubernatorial candidate, Puerto Rican Independence Party

Rafael Bernabe, 2016 gubernatorial candidate, Party of the Working People

Manuel Cidre, 2016 gubernatorial candidate, Independent
Alexandra Lágaro, 2016 gubernatorial candidate, Independent

Eduardo A. Bhatia, President of the Senate of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

David E. Bernier Rivera, Secretary of State, Department of State of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

César R. Miranda, Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Antonio Faz Alzamora, Senator, Puerto Rico

Ingrid M. Vila Biaggi, former Chief of Staff for the Governor of Puerto Rico

Augustín Montañéz Allman, Esq., Veterans Advocate of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Carlos J. López Nieves, former Procurador del Ciudadano [Ombudsman]

Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico; former
Representative, House of Representatives of Puerto Rico

William Miranda Marín, Mayor of Caguas, Puerto Rico (deceased)

Pedro J. García Figueroa, Mayor of Hormigueros, Puerto Rico

Dámaso Serrano, former Mayor of Vieques, Puerto Rico

Javier Jiménez Pérez, Mayor of San Sebastián, Puerto Rico

Aníbal Vega Borges, Mayor of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico

Josean Santiago, Mayor of Comerío, Puerto Rico

Abel Nazario Quiñones, Mayor of Yauco, Puerto Rico

Jesús E. Colón Berlingeri, Mayor of Orocovis, Puerto Rico

Miguel G. Ortiz Vélez, Mayor of Sábana Grande, Puerto Rico

Jorge L. González Otero, Mayor of Jayuya, Puerto Rico

José R. Román Abreu, Mayor of San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico

Marcelo Trujillo Panisse, Mayor of Humacao, Puerto Rico

María E. Meléndez Altieri, DMD, Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico

Jessie Cortés Ramos, Mayor of Aguada, Puerto Rico

José E. Gerena Polanco, Mayor of Florida, Puerto Rico

Karilyn Bonilla Colón, Mayor of Salinas, Puerto Rico
José A. Rodríguez Cruz, Mayor of Hatillo, Puerto Rico

Carlos O. Delgado Altieri, Mayor of Isabela, Puerto Rico

Rafael Surillo Ruiz, Mayor of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico

Heriberto Vélez Vélez, Mayor of Quebradillas, Puerto Rico

María de Lourdes Santiago, Senator, Senate of Puerto Rico

Miguel Pereira, Senator, Senate of Puerto Rico

Norma Burgos, Senator, Senate of Puerto Rico
Jenniffer González, minority leader of the Puerto Rico House of
Representatives, vice-president of the pro statehood New Progressive Party (November 2015)

Rubén Berríos Martínez, former Senator, Senate of Puerto Rico; President, Puerto Rican Independence Party

Juan Dalmau, candidate for Governor of Puerto Rico

Ana Irma Rivera Lassén President, Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico [Puerto Rico Bar Association]

Osvaldo Toledo Martínez, ex-President, Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico [Puerto Rico Bar Association]

Julio Fontanet, ex-President, Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico [Puerto Rico Bar Association]

Arturo Hernández, ex-Presidente, Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico [Puerto Rico Bar Association]

Eduardo Villanueva Muñoz, Former President, Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico [Puerto Rico Bar Association]

Noel Colón Martínez, Former President, Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico [Puerto Rico Bar Association]

Uroyoán Ramón Emeterio Walker Ramos, President, University of Puerto Rico

Carlos E. Severino Valdez, Ph.D., Chancellor, University of Puerto Rico,
Río Piedras

Mario Medina Cabán, Ph.D., Chancellor, University of Puerto Rico, Cayey

Eduardo Morales Coll, President, Ateneo Puertorriqueño

Azadeh Shahshahani, President, National Lawyers Guild

Norman Maldonado, M.D., FACP, Former President, University of Puerto Rico
José Jaime Rivera, Ph.D., President, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, and Former Chair, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Jorge L. Sánchez, M.D., Professor Ad-Honorem, University of Puerto Rico, and Former Acting President, University of Puerto Rico, and Former
Chancellor of Medical Sciences and of Río Piedras Campus

Luce López Baralt, Distinguished Professor, University of Puerto Rico,
Río Piedras Campus

Iván A. Otero Matos, President Board of Directors, Cooperative League of Puerto Rico
Mildred Santiago Ortiz, Executive Director, Cooperative League of Puerto Rico

José M. Rodríguez Báez, President, Puerto Rico Federation of Labor
(FTPR, AFL-CIO)

Ramón L. Fuentes, President, Federación Puertorriqueña de Trabajadores

Luis Pedraza Leduc, Labor Coordinating Committee

Hamid Galib, M.D., Gastroenterologist, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Álvaro R. Calderón, Jr., Attorney, Bufete Álvaro R. Calderón, Jr. SRL

Marimar Benítez, ex Chancellor, Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico

1,000 distinguished women from Puerto Rican Civil Society

Sonia Ruiz, Ph.D, Retired Professor, Department of Social Sciences,
University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

Enrique Vila del Corral, CPA, San Juan

Myrna M. Rivera, San Juan

Tania Carvajal

Mayra Santos Febres, Poet

Dalia Mieses, Poet

Guajana, Poetry Collective

Las Musas Descalzas, Poetry Collective

Penn Club, Poetry Collective

Cofradía de Escritores, Poetry Collective

Jakaguax, Poetry Collective

Liga de Poetas del Sur, Poetry Collective
En los Bordes, Poetry Collective

Algo que Decir, Poetry Collective

South Flow, Poetry Collective

Gato Malo Editores, Publisher

Universidad del Pueblo, Poetry Collective

Teatro Gris, Poetry Collective

The Cool Brains, Poetry Collective

Vértigo, Poetry Collective

Poesía Avancina, Poetry Collective

Las Ovejas Negras, Poetry Collective

Las Tejedoras de Cuentos, Poetry Collective

La Sonora Ponceña, Salsa Band

Agua, Sol y Sereno, Theater collective

Danny Rivera, Singer/Songwriter

Roy Brown, Singer/Songwriter

Zoraida Santiago, Singer/Songwriter

Andy Montañez, Singer

Tito Auger, Singer/Songwriter

Tego Calderón, Singer

Luis Díaz, “Intifada,” Singer/Poet

Jacobo Morales, Filmmaker

Miguel Zenón, Musician and composer, Multiple Grammy Nominee,
Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow

Eduardo Lalo, Writer, Artist, Professor

René Pérez Joglar (Residente) and Eduardo José Cabra Martínez (Visitante) of Calle 13, record-breaking Latin Grammy winners, Nobel Peace Summit Award winner

Robi Draco Rosa, Grammy and Latin Grammy winner

Ricky Martin, Grammy and Latin Grammy winner

Kacho López Mari of Filmes Zapateros, Latin Grammy winner

Tristana Robles of Filmes Zapateros, Latin Grammy winner

Sara Rosario, President, Olympic Committee of Puerto Rico

Carlos Delgado, former Major League Baseball player, all-time home run and RBI records among Puerto Rican players

Augusto Miranda, Olympic Judo Athlete
Jeyvier Cintrón, Olympic Boxer

Félix “Diamante” Verdejo, Professional Boxer

Carlos López, Athlete

Félix Adorno, Athlete

Lisa Bocarino, Olympic Judo Athlete

Carlos Uriarte, Sports Writer

Peco González, Olympic Athlete

Abderramán Brenes, Olympic Judo Athlete

Osvaldo Gil, Athlete

Jenaro “Tuto” Marchand, Athlete

José Luis Vellón, Athlete

José Morales, Athlete

Victor López, Athlete

Evelyn Claudio, Athlete

Goyo Lima, Athlete

Iván Santos, Athlete

Israel Roldán, Athlete

Carlos Guzmán, Athlete

Payo Córdova, Athlete

Pedro Hernández, Athlete

Luis Rivera Toledo, Athlete

Kiria Tapia, Athlete

Ivelisse Echevarría, Athlete

Luis Martínez, Athlete

Carlos Santiago, Athlete

Melissa Mojica, Athlete

Carlitos Colón, Athlete

Javier Culson, Athlete

Wesley Vázquez, Athlete

Miguel Lóper, Athlete

Beverly Ramos, Athlete

Cao Delgado, Athlete