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LULAC Rallies To The Aid Of Puerto Ricans Left Shaken And Angered By The Latest Corruption Arrests

Nation's Largest and Oldest Latino Civil Rights Organization Recommits Its Support For the People of Puerto Rico and Urges Congress to Issue $2,000 Per Person Direct Stimulus

Washington, DC - Domingo Garcia, national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), issued a statement after the latest arrest of a former governor of Puerto Rico and two other suspects tied to a political action committee.

"First and foremost, LULAC is committed to working with the people of Puerto Rico and supporting their efforts to clean up their government. We stand with them in their desire to have a government that represents the people. Also, we are committed to ensuring that Puerto Rico gets the infrastructure it needs but that the aid and the help go directly to the people. The money must not fall into the corrupt hands of Puerto Rican politicians of the PNP party. I am again urging that the Congress of the United States pass a stimulus package to give directly to the people of Puerto Rico. Issuing a $2000 check to every person on the island will stimulate their economy and help create jobs. This direct assistance is far better than giving money to politicians who seem to be squandering it and are not using it in the people's best interests.

Also, the arrest of a former governor for corruption only confirms that LULAC was correct in canceling this past Saturday's National Assembly. Corruption from foreign interference by a political party infiltrated the internal affairs of LULAC, and we have always been independent; we're strong and fight corruption. We will make sure that this does not ever happen again. LULAC stood up against disruption in a hostile takeover by a foreign political entity. To the people of Puerto Rico, LULAC says estamos contigo en tu pelea; we are with you in your fight."


The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit https://lulac.org/