Thoughts for today, #427 …. “Your Vote …. Puerto Rican Voting Power …. “!!


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~~October 24, 2016~~ 

PUERTO RICAN DIASPORA

I’m a proud member of the Puerto Rican diaspora.

I recently learned about its existence and even the meaning of the word.

I have proudly exercised my right to vote and will proudly do it again within this week.

I’m very proud of my choices.

HortyRex©

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A diaspora (from Greek διασπορά, “scattering, dispersion”) is a scattered population whose origin lies within a smaller geographic locale. Diaspora can also refer to the movement of the population from its original homeland.

Puerto Ricans, either born in the island or in the states, are American citizens. At 9% of the Latino population in the United States, Puerto Ricans are the second largest Latino group nationwide, and comprise 1.5% of the entire population of the United States.

Although the 2010 Census counted the number of Puerto Ricans living in the United States at 4.6 million, more recent estimates show the Puerto Rican population to be over 5.1 million, as of 2016.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Ricans_in_the_United_States

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~Puerto Ricans in Florida could pick the next President~

The presidential election could come down to Florida’s rapidly growing population of residents from Puerto Rico, a reality that has set off a political gold rush in the Sunshine State.

The Puerto Rican population in Florida has exploded in recent years as a result of the island’s bankruptcy crisis, which has wreaked havoc on the territory’s economy. More than a million Puerto Ricans now live in Florida, a number that now rivals the state’s Cuban population, a group that has long dominated Latino political power in the state.

A majority of recent new residents are resettling in the counties along the “I-4 corridor,” named after a major highway stretching across a swath of Central Florida, which is known as a crucial swing region for elections.

This new batch of potentially undecided voters has sparked an aggressive effort on both sides of the political aisle to register them to vote and make a good impression.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/08/politics/florida-puerto-rican-vote/

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La Borinqueña created by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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