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Obama, McCain and Boricuas

National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights Challenges Presidential Candidates to Address Critical Issues Affecting Puerto Ricans The National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights (NCPRR), a civil rights organization that addresses issues of racial equality, environmental justice and economic parity, has written to presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama seeking a dialogue with the Puerto Rican community on the candidates’ positions and ideas for Puerto Ricans in the United States. The letter reads in part, “(t)he Puerto Rican community,…has struggled to unite and set a course that will define our people in terms of respect, dignity and prosperity. Despite the evidence of our condition, Puerto Ricans continue to lack equal voting rights, adequate economic opportunities or equal protection of the law.” In the letter, the NCPRR asks candidates their strategies to advance the living standards and civil rights of Puerto Ricans both in the United States and in Puerto Rico.