80 aspirants to NPP seats attend statehood workshop
By The Star Staff
Around 80 aspirants to the House of Representatives for the New Progressive Party (NPP) and the Municipal Legislature of San Juan took a workshop on the history of the statehood movement in Puerto Rico yesterday, Saturday, as part of the requirements to aspire to a seat within the party.
“As part of the requirements, according to Article 91 of our Regulations, for a person to aspire to an elective position by the PNP, there is a workshop on the history of the statehood movement on the island and the actions that have been taken and continue to occur to achieve the equality of rights that only statehood provides,” said the Assistant Secretary for Ideological Affairs of the PNP and director of the Statehood Mission Institute, Representative José Aponte.
Early in the morning, dozens of aspirants for the House of Representatives gathered at a location in Guaynabo to attend the seminar, which lasted for almost two hours.
“The PNP has a defined goal: statehood for Puerto Rico, as the people have claimed at the polls, freely and democratically, in 2012, 2017, and 2020, making it government policy as provided in Article 1.3(d) of Law 51-2020. Members of the PNP, at all levels, have a commitment and responsibility to promote admission, and we emphasize this in this workshop, which was well attended,” Aponte said.