Posts Categorized: People

San Juan Mayor Joins Bernie Sanders Campaign

Carmen Yulín Cruz, Mayor of San Juan, has been named as one of the four co-chairs of the presidential campaign to elect Bernie Sanders in 2020. Yulin Cruz spoke admiringly of Sanders and his record of progressive positions. However, she also said particularly that he would work for a “new path” for Puerto Rico and… Read more »

Gov. Rossello Tells 2020 Presidential Candidates No Wiggle Room

Governor Ricardo Rossello told reporters that 2020 presidential candidates need to be clear on their positions on Puerto Rico statehood before they campaign on the Island. Rossello was attending the National Governors Association meeting in Washington, D.C. “What I want to hear everybody talk about,” Reuters reported Rossello saying, “is their stance on the equality… Read more »

Candidate Andrew Yang Supports Statehood for Puerto Rico

The first 2020 presidential candidate to support Puerto Rico statehood in a clear public statement is businessman Andrew Yang, running as a Democrat on a platform he calls “A Campaign of Ideas.” Yang’s campaign website makes his position clear:   Make Puerto Rico a State Brief Puerto Rico has been a part of the United… Read more »

Julian Castro Visits Puerto Rico

Julian Castro, who recently announced his intention to run for president in 2020, visited Puerto Rico to attend the Latino Political Summit, organized by the Latino Victory Fund. “I chose as my first visit after the announcement to come to Puerto Rico, because I want all the people of Puerto Rico to know that you… Read more »

Alex Cora Receives a Hero’s Welcome

Caguas, Puerto Rico, gave a hero’s welcome to Alex Cora, his family, his teammates, and the World Series Trophy. Cora, the first Puerto Rican team manager to win the World Series, asked the Boston Red Sox management to send him and his team home to Puerto Rico with the trophy, and they complied. Earlier this… Read more »

Whitehouse Talks About Statehood

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) recently announced on Twitter that he “would support statehood for Washington DC and Puerto Rico if either of those proposals came up for a vote in the Senate.” How did the issue arise on Twitter? It all started when Whitehouse told The Providence Journal that he doesn’t have “a particular interest… Read more »

#Fairness4Territories Breaks the Mold on Twitter

Territories come up on Twitter roughly every two minutes, according to social media data tool Social Mention. But the tweets are not talking about the territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands. Twitter mentions of territories are more likely to be about werewolves, video games, or at least Canada. Members of Congress… Read more »

Senator John McCain on Puerto Rico

The nation is remembering Senator John McCain (R-AZ) as a statesman who served his country with valor and integrity. in 2011, Senator McCain’s website carried this statement demonstrating his sentiments about Puerto Rico and island’s proud tradition of military service: “Senator McCain has great appreciation and respect for the people of Puerto Rico, including the… Read more »