New Proposal Could Give Puerto Ricans A Chance To Decide Their Status

The Puerto Rican Self-Determination Act could give Puerto Ricans the choice to vote for statehood or independence, among other options.

Puerto Rico Governor Cheers On House Bill For Statehood
A woman waves the flag of Puerto Rico during a news conference on Puerto Rican statehood on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on March 2, 2021. (Patrick Semansky/AP)
Puerto Rico Governor Cheers On House Bill For Statehood
A woman waves the flag of Puerto Rico during a news conference on Puerto Rican statehood on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on March 2, 2021. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

New Proposal Could Give Puerto Ricans A Chance To Decide Their Status

The Puerto Rican Self-Determination Act could give Puerto Ricans the choice to vote for statehood or independence, among other options.

Local representatives from Chicago’s Northwest Side are voicing their support for the new Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act of 2021. The bill could give Puerto Ricans the ability to plan for statehood or independence.

Reset brings on Illinois state Sen. Cristina Pacione-Zayas to talk about her support of the bill, which was introduced last week by Reps. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Nydia Velázquez of New York and Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey.

GUEST: State Senator Cristina Pacione-Zayas (D-Chicago)