Statement on Oscar Lopez & The Puerto Rico Parade

Last year, Oscar Lopez’s sentence was commuted by President Obama after years of being held as a political prisoner. Because of his ties with FALN I do not support the Puerto Rico Parade honoring him. However, I respect the parades’ representatives in their stance but I believe that the true focus of the parade should be on the current economic crisis that Puerto Rico is facing instead of a person who people are divided on. 

Statement On CM Ritchie Torres Arrest Protesting President Trump’s Proposed Federal Housing Cuts

“Last Thursday Councilman Ritchie Torres was arrested on the charge of civil disobedience at a protest. While it is commendable to join together with other organizations to fight the unfair proposed housing cuts, it is somewhat disturbing to see him smiling while being escorted by police. Continue reading “Statement On CM Ritchie Torres Arrest Protesting President Trump’s Proposed Federal Housing Cuts”