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RUEP Statement of Solidarity to UPR

Submitted by bencarroll on Thu, 05/03/2018 - 11:36
 
 
 
We, the members of the Rutgers Unión Estudiantil Puertorriqueña, stand in solidarity with the students and staff of UPR and their fight for educational access, equity, and affordability. Similarly, we stand with them in their fight for pension and salary security. The mismanagement of resources by the administration and government of the island is unacceptable. Furthermore, we believe the authoritative abuse towards the protesters and residents has trampled on fundamental rights which is completely unacceptable. We support the rightful expression of First Amendment Rights of our peers and encourage the expression of these rights to their fullest capacity. During this time, it is vital that we recognize the efforts of these protesters to create change for greater justice throughout the island.
 
In solidarity,
Rutgers Unión Estudiantil Puertorriqueña
 
Executive Members:
Stephanie Márquez-Villafañe, President
Sonia David, Vice President
Ezekiel Medina, Treasurer
Alex Rosado-Torres, Parliamentarian
Marimar Suarez, Secretary
Stephanie Rivera, Social-Cultural Chair
Kailyn Ramirez, Recruitment Chair
Arelis Calderon, Public Relations Chair
 
Supporting Organizations/People:
Rutgers AAUP-AFT (faculty and grad employee union)
Sociedad Estudiantil Dominicana (SED)
Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.
BETA Chapter – Christopher Herasme, President
Mexican American Student Association (MASA)
Rutgers Education Opportunity Program Student Association (EOPSA)
Chi Alpha Epsilon Rutgers Unión Educational Opportunity Fund Honor Society
West Indian Student Organization (WISO)
Latin American Womyn’s Organization (LAWO)
UndocuRutgers
RU Progressive
Disabled Students for Justice (DSJ)
Rutgers One Coalition (R1)
United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS)
Rutgers Students With Children (RSWC)
Latin American Student Organization (LASO)
Black Lives Matters Rutgers (BLM)
Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)
Afro-Latinx Student Organization (ALSO)
United Black Council (UBC)
Haitian Association at Rutgers University (HARU)
Latino Student Council (LSC)
Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity Inc. (LSU/Tainos)
Taino Chapter
La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. (LUL)
IOTA Chapter
Mario Mercado Diaz, UPR Alum/Rutgers Student
Verbal Mayhem
 
 

 

 

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