The essence of any real democracy is that the voice and the vote of the average person on the street is just as important as the voice and the vote of the politician or the member of the 1%.
Puerto Rico has been through a lot in the last few years. But this week, the people who call this island home proved that democracy works. Ricardo Rosselló finally agreed to step down after nearly 1000 pages of texts containing homophobic, misogynistic and profanity laden conversations were leaked to the public.
As I see it, this is a sign of hope. Democracy still exists in this world. The average citizen still has a voice and is not afraid to use it, especially when they disagree with those who they hired (i.e. elected) to run the country.
I hope that same voice comes through next fall and kicks you know who out of office.
Congrats to the people of Puerto Rico. May they inspire all of us to fight for our rights and speak up when we know that our political leaders are not doing what they should be doing.