I Grew Up in a U.S. Colony. I Will Never Take Voting for Granted.

My ballot is a quiet love letter to nearly four million U.S. colonial subjects who are denied the right to vote

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“Mamá Blanca will never get to do this.” That’s what crossed my mind every time I thought about casting my ballot in New York City on Election Day. My 85-year-old…