A new bill aims to allow Puerto Ricans to choose their political future through a democratic process that includes ranked choice voting.
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Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island and is officially an unincorporated American territory. Beset by a series of unique challenges, the island has a great need for a better system of democracy either through deeper integration into the American system or through the founding an independent democratic nation of its own. Also see our articles on democracy in the Caribbean, American State Elections, and Colonialism.
A new bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the US House of Representatives with the aim of making Puerto Rico a state.
A judge approved a settlement in which counties agreed to take steps to provide Spanish-language ballots and other materials to voters.
Hundreds of thousands of people mount the street in Puerto Rico over the island’s embattled governor, Ricardo A. Rosselló.
The multitudinous and persistent demonstrations that call for the governor’s resignation show that democracy and dignity walk together. Puerto Rico demands loud and clear: “Ricky resign!”
A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation that would admit Puerto Rico into the union as the 51st state without a referendum on the island.
Lin-Manuel Miranda reprises “Hamilton” role in Puerto Rico expected to raise funds for artists and cultural groups struggling in the wake of Hurricane Maria
Today’s decision recognizes the growing presence of Puerto Rican voters and their right to fully participate in elections that would impact their future.
Dysfunction in the White House looks like a smokescreen hiding major conflicts of interest. Add critically understaffed departments and staffers with temporary security clearance, and the agenda looks pretty clear.
Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Our lives begin to end the day we stay silent about things that matter”. So my fellow Americans, do not keep silent! Speak up when you see abuse and mistreatment. Puerto Ricans are human beings!