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Friday, May 13, 2016

The Puerto Rico Monitor Endorses Bernie Sanders For President

The Editor

The Democratic Party Presidential nomination primaries in Puerto Rico take
place on June 5th. While residents of Puerto Rico can't vote in the Presidential
election, they can at least have a say in who gets to be the nominee for each of
the two major parties. Those Puerto Ricans who are planning on voting in the
Democratic primary would do well to use that voice to tell the Democrats that
Bernie Sanders needs to be their nominee.

Senator Sanders is the only candidate who is calling for real help for Puerto Rico
as it goes through its devastating financial crisis,and is also the only one who has
committed to really following through on the desires of the Puerto Rican people
regarding the island's relationship with the U.S., whether that turns out to be state-
hood or independence. He is also for instituting common-sense government pro-
grams that nearly every other industrialized country already has: universal health
care and free access to state colleges.

Unlike his primary opponent Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders is not owned by the
financial industry, and does not take their money. Also unlike Clinton, he is agai-
nst involving the US (and Puerto Rico) in more unnecessary wars. Senator Sand-
ers is the only candidate that makes sense, both for the mainland and for its lar-
gest colony. A vote for Sanders can spare us the insanity and instability of Donald
Trump and the calculating corruption of Hillary Clinton. He is truly a people's can-
didate who stands up for the little guy and the working class. His career in Congress
more than proves that.

“When people are suffering and hurting, you don’t continue to squeeze
them. We cannot allow Puerto Rico’s budget to be balanced on the backs
of the most vulnerable people – working families, veterans, the elderly,
children and the poor. It is not only morally wrong, it is also economically
unsustainable.”   — Bernie Sanders

For more information on Bernie Sanders' positions on Puerto Rico, go to https://berniesanders.com/issues/puerto-rico/. And for information on how to
participate in the Democratic caucus, email partidodemocratapr@gmail.com
or go to https://www.facebook.com/dpcpr/ and https://www.reddit.com/r/PRFor

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