Katherine Culliton-González and Luz Sosa: Time to protect Puerto Rican voting rights in Wisconsin

November 6, 2017 | | The Cap Times |

As Wisconsin’s Latino community responds to the needs of people on the island, it’s very clear that some Puerto Ricans will come to live with family and friends in the Dairy State. [...]

While Wisconsin is receiving evacuees from Puerto Rico, it is also receiving the gift of a civically active population being welcomed into a generous Latino community that is already part of the state. We urge the state to welcome Puerto Ricans by providing broad exemptions to voter ID requirements and comprehensive Spanish-language access to elections. It’s about time to turn the tide back towards democracy and honor the ties that bind us all together.