Melissa Denounces Unfair Tactics Against Puerto Rico House Representative Carmen Yulín

New York (July 13, 2012) – Today, New York City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito denounced the intimidation tactics used against Puerto Rico House Representative Carmen Yulín Cruz-Soto. The Councilwoman expressed outrage regarding the incident and is concerned that more likely than not, it could occur again because Cruz-Soto is a woman.

“Unfortunately, it is still too few women who venture forth into elected office despite the fact that we represent over half the population. Carmen Yulín is an inspiring elected representative who is vocal and engaged, and has an impressive record of accomplishment. Perhaps it is for these reasons that she has been targeted. This incident is reflective of the lowest form of political campaigning,” denounced Mark-Viverito. “Carmen Yulín is one of those few people who have chosen to run for elective office for the right reasons, to represent her constituents with dignity, and to improve the quality of life and the future of Puerto Rico. As a woman, and as a Puerto Rican, she serves as an inspiration to me and many others.”

The New York Councilwoman expressed solidarity with the Popular Democratic Party (PPD) representative and candidate for Mayor of San Juan urging her to neither be intimidated by such tactics nor to be steered off course from her campaigning schedule.

Concejal Mark-Viverito condena acecho a Carmen Yulín

Nueva York (13 de julio de 2012) – La concejal del Distrio 8 en Nueva York, Melissa Mark-Viverito, denunció hoy las tácticas intimidatorias contra la representante Carmen Yulín Cruz-Soto. Mark-Viverito sostuvo que el incidente es preocupante e indignante; y añadió que es muy probable que haya ocurrido, y que pueda volver a ocurrir, porque Cruz-Soto es mujer.

“Desafortunadamente, todavía somos muy pocas las mujeres que incursionamos en la política, a pesar de representar poco más de la mitad de la población. Carmen Yulín es una de esas personas políticas muy vocales y activas, y lleva una trayectoria muy exitosa en su carrera. Serán esas las razones por las que le ocurre este tipo de incidente, que deben provenir del más bajo mundo politiquero que hayamos podido conocer”, denunció Mark-Viverito. “Carmen Yulín es una de esas personas que están en la política por las razones correctas, para representar con dignidad a sus constituyentes y para ayudar a mejorar la calidad de vida y el futuro de Puerto Rico”, aseguró.

La concejal neoyorquina se solidarizó con la representante del Partido Popular Democrático (PPD) y candidata a la alcaldía de San Juan, y la instó a no dejarse intimidar y continuar con su apretada agenda de campaña.

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