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Proposal ID478
ProposalPLATFORM: Foreign Policy: Puerto Rican Independence
PresenterPlatform Committee presenter, Green Party of Connecticut sponsor
Floor ManagerDavid Strand
Discussion07/05/2010 - 08/01/2010
Voting08/02/2010 - 08/08/2010
Presens Quorum31 0.6666
Consens Quorum86 0.6666 of Yes and No Votes


GPUS Bylaws Article IX. Platform

9-1.1 The GPUS Platform represents policies upon which most Greens would agree and serves as a basis for Green Presidential and Congressional campaigns. The Platform may only be amended as provided by this Article.

9-1.3 In even numbered years in which there is no Presidential Nominating Convention, the National Committee shall be the decision-making body responsible for amending the platform. The process shall be as established in the GPUS Rules and Procedures.

9-1.4 Amendments to the Platform may be submitted for consideration by any accredited state party or caucus, or any committee whose Mission Statement authorizes it.


This proposal adds a new subsection titled, “Puerto Rican Independence” under the section titled, “ Foreign Policy.” The text shall read as follows.

In 1898, Puerto Rico was invaded by the United States and has been held by
the U.S. in the form of a colony ever since. In response to international
pressure, in 1952, the U.S. established the “Free Associated State” status for
Puerto Rico but continued to claim that Puerto Rico belongs to, yet is not
a part of, the United States.

Greens support the right of the people of Puerto Rico to self-determination
and independence in conformity with United Nations Resolution 1514(XV) of
1960, the release of all Puerto Rican political prisoners being held in U.S.
prisons, and call for the appropriate environmental clean-up and sustainable
development of Vieques and Culebra, islands that were used as firing ranges
by the U.S. military. We oppose recruitment of the youth of Puerto Rico
into the U.S. armed forces and their deployment to U.S. wars abroad.




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