The Connecticut Puerto Rican Agenda is now an official state chapter of the National Puerto Rican Agenda! Well over 100 passionate Boricuas came together last Saturday to discuss the issues our community faces, and elect a team to start taking action!
We discussed how everyone can get more involved with their local community organizations and Governments, how to support the work being done on the Island, and CT specific topics like accessing healthcare and bilingual education.
President and Chair of the Board: Jason Ortiz, Hartford
Vice President: Elmer Rivera-Bello, New Haven
Treasurer: Yanira Rios Cruz, Bridgeport
Secretary: Stephanie Mercado-Irizarry, Stafford Springs
Communications Director: Julian Cook, Mansfield
National Board Representative: Joseph Rodriguez, New Haven
Hartford: Aida Silva
New London: Ivette Hernandez-Tilleria
New Haven: Carlos José Chaparro
Fairfield: Alexis Rodriguez
Windham: James Flores
Tolland: Luis Beltran
¡Felicidades to all of our new board! We look forward to holding public forums, finding and training volunteers, and empowering Boricuas throughout the state of Connecticut to get more involved in solving the issues affecting Nuestra Comunidad!
(From left to right: Joseph Rodriguez, María Román Dumén, Jason Ortiz, Elmer Rivera-Bello, Stephanie Mercado-Irizarry, Yanira Rios Cruz, Julian Cook, Carlos Jose Chaparro, Ivette Hernandez-Tilleria, Alexis Rodriguez, Aida Silva, Luis Beltran)