Pnp party puerto rico: The New Progressive Party Point of View

The New Progressive Party Point of View






The New Progressive Party

Point of View

 



The New Progressive Party, also known as the «Statehood» party
believes in full integration into the United States as the 51st state of
the union.

The party is of the opinion that citizenship as well as the territorial
status of Puerto Rico are governed under the territorial clause of the
U.S. Constitution, and as such are not permanent in nature. A treaty and a
law were approved to make Puerto Rico a territory in 1898 . Another law,
the Jones Act, was passed that granted residents American citizenship in
1917. Even our existing commonwealth status, was authorized by law 600 in
1950. Statehooders claim a simple new law can cancel or reverse any of the
above mentioned actions, thus our citizenship and territorial status are
always in danger. They are not permanent. They could be eliminated any
time with a simple new law from Congress.

Statehooders also believe that, while we are part of the U.S. economy
and not able to vote for the President, and our lack of representation in
congress, we are at a great disadvantage in obtaining our fair share of
federal programs and funds. Under statehood, Puerto Rico would be entitled
to two (2) Senators and six (6) Representatives.

Statehood will complete the full rights and benefits package of
American Citizenship, now missing as an American Citizen from in Puerto
Rico.

Studies have shown Puerto Rico has not been able, and cannot grow
economically at an adequate rate as a territory or commonwealth. These
studies show the island should attain a growth rate of 2.2 to 3.5% faster
through full integration to the U.S. economic and political systems.
Statehood would provide a much more stable political and economic
environment, which will discourage fleeting investments and will attract
new investment funds. In addition new and expanded social programs will
benefit those that need it the most, the poor.

Faster economic development under statehood will mean higher incomes
for U.S. Citizens living in Puerto Rico, and a much improved standard of
living for all.

Followers of the statehood status call themselves «estadistas».
They usually identify themselves by waving their party’s flag, white with
a blue palm tree in the center or by an American flag.

The New Progressive Party believes that full American Citizenship and a
fair and equitable permanent relationship with the United States can only
be achieved by becoming a full fledged State of the greatest nation of
all- The United States of America.


John A. Regis Jr., July 1998

We invite the New
Progressive Party to submit its own official position on American
Citizenship and on the relationship between Puerto Rico and the United
States for inclusion in this web page.


ADDITIONAL articles on statehood and/or PNP:

  • Statement by Mr. Ivar
    Pietri before Natural Resources Committee, April 19, 1997
  • Economic
    Principals, Rx: Statehood By David Warsh, Globe Columnist,
    11/29/98


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Caribbean Elections | New Progressive Party (Partido Nuevo Progresista)

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Partido Nuevo Progresista (PNP)
The New Progressive (Partido Nuevo Progresista, PNP) sometimes translated to New Party for Progress is a political party that advocates for Puerto Rico to become a state of the United States. The party was founded in 1967 by dissidents from the Republican Statehood Party which were dissatisfied with the party after it instructed its members to not participate in the referendum held that same year.

The PNP is one of the two major parties in Puerto Rico with significant political strength and currently holds the seat of resident comissioner. The party also currently has a minority of the seats in both the Senate and House of Representatives, and in the seats of mayors in the municipalities of Puerto Rico.

Politically, the party is contrasted by the Popular Democratic Party (PPD) which advocates for maintaining the current political status of Puerto Rico as that of an unincorporated territory of the United States with self-government and the Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP) which advocates for the independence of Puerto Rico.

Party members are commonly called penepés, progresistas, or estadistasstatehooders«) and affiliate with both the Republican and Democratic Party of the United States.

On 4 November 2008, the NPP retained and expanded super-majorities in the Legislative Assembly, and won both the Resident Commissioner and Governor race by a landslide. Towns that were previously strongholds of the PDP, like Ponce, Lajas, Guayama, Aibonito and Naranjito (the last four which had never before won an NPP mayor) elected NPP mayors; as the results were completely counted, Luis Fortuño had won the governorship in 72 of 78 towns. Given the size of the majorities in the legislature, the minorities law has to be applied to prevent the party from having a two-thirds majority. Meaning that the New Progressive Party received at least 34 of the 51 seats in the House of Representatives and it captured all district seats of the Senate plus the 6 at-large candidates. Luis Fortuno received 1,025,945 votes defeating the incumbent Aníbal Acevedo Vilá by 220,635 votes or 11.5%. This is the second time a candidate for governor from the New Progressive Party has received over one million votes, the first time being Pedro Rossello in 1996.  This is the largest victory the NPP has ever had and the largest defeat the PDP has ever suffered in election history.

While Gov. Fortuño failed to win reelection on 6 November , 2012, his running mate became Puerto Rico’s top vote-getter and the NPP won by wide margins the two questions posed in a separate political status plebiscite ballot. Fifty-four percent rejected the continuation of the current territorial political relationship with the United States while 61% of those choosing another political status voted for statehood.

On 8 November 2016, the NPP’s gubernatorial candidate Ricardo Rosselló beat the PDP’s candidate, former Secretary of State David Bernier, to become the Governor of Puerto Rico. In the same election, Jenniffer Gonzálezbecame the new, and first female, Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico. The New Progressive Party became the majority in the Legislative Assembly by winning 21 seats of the Senate and 34 seats of the House of Representatives. However, the PDP retained a majority of the mayoralty races in the island, with a total of 45 out of 78 municipalities. The New Progressive Party (PNP) won a total of 33.

Leader Ricardo ROSSELLO
Founded 20 August 1967
Party Colour Blue and white
Ideology Puerto Rican statehood
Political Position Centre
Seats in the Senate 21/30
Seats in the House of Representatives 34/51
Seats in the Municipalities 33/78
Status Active
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