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Washington, DC – Today, Vice President Joe Biden announced the Biden-Harris Plan for Recovery, Renewal, and Respect for Puerto Rico, a comprehensive plan to address the needs of Puerto Rico. Latino Victory Fund president and CEO Nathalie Rayes issued the following statement:

“Puerto Rico has endured unprecedented challenges, from the devastation inflicted by Hurricane Maria to the Covid-19 pandemic crisis. The Biden-Harris plan for Puerto Rico is a bold, comprehensive plan that meets the moment’s urgency. It signals that the Puerto Rican community’s prosperity will be a top priority in his administration. Latino Victory Fund commends Vice President Biden and Senator Kamala Harris for putting forth a plan that not only provides a blueprint for Puerto Rico’s recovery and reconstruction, but that ensures Puerto Ricans are treated with dignity and respect.”

Statement from Latino Victory Fund Board Chair Luis A. Miranda, Jr.
“With this plan, Vice President Biden demonstrates one more time his commitment to work hard in bringing resources and economic activity to Puerto Rico. It makes a commitment to engage Puerto Ricans, regardless of which final status they support, in a process of self-determination to resolve its political status. While Trump is known for throwing paper towel rolls at Puerto Ricans in San Juan right after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Vice President Biden has rolled out a thoughtful, comprehensive plan.”