“It is a celebration of democracy”: active participation of the Dominican community in Puerto Rico for general elections

“It is a celebration of democracy”: active participation of the Dominican community in Puerto Rico for general elections

This Sunday, Jackeline Francisco He exercised, for the first time, his right to vote in elections to elect the officials who will govern his native country.the Dominican Republicfor the next four years.

The woman moved to Puerto Rico when she was only 18 years old. Here, she has shaped her life, her family, and she has even voted in seven Puerto Rican elections. This year, her family convinced her to get her ID so she could vote in the Dominican elections and she even served as a delegate of the Fuerza del Pueblo Party.

“I believe that democracy should exist and that all foreigners who are living abroad go to the polls and exercise the right to vote no matter who it may be, but that we exercise it as Dominicans that we are. We never stop being, even if we are American citizens, even if we live abroad, one always has that nostalgia that we are Dominicans, wherever it may be.”said Francisco, who has been living in Puerto Rico for almost four decades.

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