Puerto Rico wants to be a state: 52% of its residents said so in a locally-sponsored plebiscite in November 2020.

Sen. Martin Heinrich, a Democrat from New Mexico, affirmed that choice when he introduced a Puerto Rico statehood bill in January. “Last November, a majority of Puerto Ricans voted in favor of statehood and for full voting representation in Congress,” Heinrich wrote in a statement. “It is long past due for the millions of American citizens living in Puerto Rico to get the representation they deserve.”

Read more: https://www.cityandstateny.com/articles/opinion/opinion/puerto-ricans-have-demonstrated-support-statehood.html

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