Puerto Ricans cannot vote for US President, despite being US citzens and having their own local government.
This alienates nearly 3.2 million people from the voting process.
Further, Puerto Ricans are not represented in Congress. Puerto Rico is a colony in all but name, and it's time to make sure they're fully represented in the voting process.
Puerto Rico does send delegates to presidential nominating conventions, however they cannot vote in the US general election.
While they are subject to federal laws, they lack voting representation in Congress. The island does have a congressional delegate, but they cannot cast a meaningfull vote. Jenniffer González-Colón, the representative for Puerto Rico in the US House of Representatives, can serve on committees and vote on legislation, with one caveat: if she casts the deciding vote on legislation, the House votes again—without her.
With huge pushes in the US to get out the vote and get more Americans registered to vote, it's unacceptable that a population twice the size of Manhattan can't participate in the electoral process. Puerto Rico needs to become a state to vote in our elections in a meaningful way.