A new organization was formed to fight dishonesty in Puerto Rico’s government, by filing lawsuits. I don’t know why it took so many years for someone to come up with this great idea, as the average Puerto Rican has been mostly powerless to hold government officials accountable until now. It’s about time people started fighting back against dishonest politicians instead of just banging pots and pans or marching in the streets to Fortaleza.
In the summer of 2019, we saw how previous Governor Richard Rossello-PNP mocked citizens after his administration’s private chats were leaked, talking badly about Puerto Rican citizens, making fun of gays, fat people, women, and those who died as a result of Hurricane Maria. After witnessing relief supplies being hidden in a warehouse in Ponce after the January 2020 earthquake, finding over 10 million bottles of water rotting on the airport runway in Roosevelt Roads in Ceiba after Hurricane Maria on 9-20-17, some people being without power restoration for an entire year, and Puerto Rico politicians bankrupting our country through corruption, incompetence, and mismanagement of public funds FOR DECADES, it’s time for a revolution. You can click on the categories to the right titled “+best, most popular posts about Puerto Rico” and “corruption” to learn more about the chronic problematic administration of Puerto Rico by politicians for over 20 years.
Are you tired of Puerto Rican politicians not caring about its citizens, not keeping promises to citizens? Are you tired of higher taxes, with less services, as the monies are stolen, given to friends/family/political supporters through overpriced no bid contracts or jobs through political favoritism? Are you tired of the financial mismanagement leading to Puerto Rico’s $72 BILLION in debt, leading to bankruptcy? Are you tired of the lack of high-paying jobs and opportunities in Puerto Rico? Are you tired of funds being mismanaged by the Puerto Rican government? Are you tired of wasting an entire day waiting in line at the DMV/DTOP, not being able to renew online? Are you tired of potholes and bad roads? Are you tired of being mistreated and lied to by politicians who don’t care about the long term success of Puerto Rico? Are you tired of the public schools giving Puerto Rican children a horrible education as shown by horrible test results, with test scores far below other countries? Are you tired of the bad reputation of Puerto Rico, being known for its culture of corruption? Are you tired of Puerto Rican government not keeping its promises? Have you had enough???? What else upsets you about Puerto Rico that needs to be changed? Leave your comments below.
The “Coalition of Puerto Rican Residents to Promote and Demand an Honest Government in Puerto Rico” translated from Spanish of “Coalición De Residentes Por Un Gobierno Integro,” started an online fundraising campaign to file lawsuits against Puerto Rico for not honoring their commitments to Puerto Rican residents. You can choose to make your name and donation amount public or private, as it will show “anonymous” if you prefer your name not be posted. There is no amount too large or small. The most common donation amount was $1000 and the second most common donation was $5000. The smallest and largest publicly listed donation amounts ranged from $150 to $5000 each. You can donate any amount you want by selecting the recommended amounts between $1000 and $5000, or by filling in a smaller amount, clicking OTHER to list the amount you want to donate. These generous donation amounts show that Puerto Rican residents definitely care about having an honest Puerto Rican government and want to hold their elected officials accountable to the people! Donate today to the Coalition of Puerto Rican Residents to Promote and Demand an Honest Government in Puerto Rico. If you care about Puerto Rico and Puerto Rican citizens, this is a wonderful cause to promote an honest government that is desperately needed after suffering under the decades long bad reputation of public corruption by Puerto Rican government officials. You do not have to live in Puerto Rico to donate. You only have to care about Puerto Rico’s future and care about Puerto Ricans. No longer do we have to feel powerless against our own government.
CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE DONATION PAGE at Fundrazr. The donation page and coalition are not affiliated with Puerto Rico Newcomer, but we support and admire the idea to combat corruption. We also support and admire journalists who are uncovering and exposing wrongdoing and corruption at all levels of the Puerto Rican government.
HOW THE MONEY WILL BE USED
Your credit card will only be charged if the fundraising goal is reached. The money will be used as follows:
- $95,000 – AMG Legal Fees up to Appellate Court
- $5,000 – Two Years of Organization Tax & Compliance Fees
- $9,000 – 501(c)(3) Designation AND 1101.01 Certification
- $3,371 – 3% Credit Card Processing Fees
All donations are tax deductible as we will be 501(c)(3).
From Fundrazr: “…if the goal isn’t reached there will not be any credit card processing fees charged to the donors as there will not have been a transaction that has been processed. These kinds of transactions are simply pledges, nothing is put through a transnational process until the donors are manually charged when the goal is met.”
Our Pledge: If for any reason we should decide not to proceed with the lawsuit (very unlikely), all unused funds (less credit card processing fees, if any) will be refunded.
LEGAL FEES FOR APPEAL
This fundraiser does not cover the legal fees for an appeal. If an appeal is necessary, then a separate fundraiser will be required to raise $40,000 for additional legal fees. The $40,000 figure will likewise be fixed and pre-agreed upon AMG’s initial engagement.
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Since its founding in 1994 the San Juan law firm of Adsuar Muñiz Goyco Seda & Perez-Ochoa, P.S.C. has provided comprehensive business-related legal services to companies throughout Puerto Rico, and to business interests based in the continental United States or abroad that have financial interests in Puerto Rico. AMG’s team of lawyers brings years of experience and a wide range of professional credentials to every matter we handle.
AMG has prominent tax attorneys, including a former Assistant Secretary of the Puerto Rico Treasury Department. Members of the firm are frequent lecturers and speakers about tax and complex litigation matters. AMG’s tax attorneys regularly negotiate with the Puerto Rico Treasury Department and have a successful track record of tax litigation. Likewise, AMG has substantial expertise in class action litigation, and is uniquely positioned to assist in the prosecution of this effort.
LEGAL TEAM ASSIGNED TO OUR CASE
- Eric Perez Ochoa, Shareholder – Co-Chair of the Litigation and Trial Practice Department
- Luis Oliver-Fraticelli, Shareholder – Co-Chair of the Litigation and Trial Practice Department
- Ricardo Muñiz, Shareholder – Chair of the Tax Law Department
- Fabian Rodriguez Torres, Junior Partner
- Miguel Carbonell, Associate
- Glorimar Irene Abel, Associate
ABOUT COALICIÓN DE RESIDENTES POR UN GOBIERNO INTEGRO
We are citizens of Puerto Rico holding the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico accountable for for violating its promises and breaching its contracts. More information about the board members can be found at residentespr.org