With news that a revised version of the Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act will be submitted to both chambers of Congress today (March 18), Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes one of the bill’s key sponsors and strongest advocates, Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), to the show.
Born in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, and the first Puerto Rican woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, Velázquez talks about the bill, her outreach efforts to statehood proponents and what she tells her more intense critics about her efforts.
Featured image of Rep. Velázquez (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP)
Latino Rebels Radio produced by Harsha Nahata.
Music courtesy of La Plebe.