Rocky De La Fuente invites Latinos and all New Yorkers to Unite in Support of Puerto Rican Children at their Parade

We need to Stand in Unity and Support our Children

Encourages Latinos from all nations to dress in the colors of Puerto Rico

New York City, NY (June 9, 2017) — Rocky De La Fuente, candidate for Mayor of New York City, has called for Latinos of all heritages living in New York to unite and join him in support by walking in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. “Unidos haremos la diferencia”

“Throughout history politicians and oppressive people have attempted and often succeeded in dividing Latinos…we must make a stand for the people of Puerto Rico and the children dependent on educational opportunities,” stated Mr. De La Fuente.

De La Fuente is encouraging representatives of seventeen nations to march in the middle of the parade. The nations include Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, El Salvador, Colombia, Belize, Venezuela, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Paraguay, and Bolivia.

“We can reject terrorism while showing support for the children of Puerto Rico who stand to lose scholarship money because of political shenanigans,” said De La Fuente.

“The fact that Rocky De La Fuente is participating in the 60th National Puerto Rican Day Parade shows how important our parade is in New York City. His appeal to all Latino and Hispanic communities to come together on behalf of the children of Puerto Rican heritage is a wonderful thing”, says Louis Hernandez, retired NYPD Detective.

“As a past President of the NYPD Hispanic Society I know how important it is for our children to receive an adequate education to better their lives and to compete in today’s job market. I am proud to join Rocky in marching on Fifth Avenue to celebrate in the largest and grandest parade in the world”, he added.

Rocky’s appeal comes as politicians and sponsors continue to pull their support for the National Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 11th.

“We must not allow one decision to hold the people of Puerto Rico hostage — especially the children dependent on scholarships,” said De La Fuente. “When we give terrorism that much power, terrorism wins, and the people lose.


Alejandra Chaparro

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