Fearless, dedicated and courageous. Just a few of the superlatives to describe the Mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz. We like to think that she simply doesn’t suffer fools lightly, because in 2017 Mayor Cruz proved she doesn’t.
When Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, the mayor did what many politicians don’t. Got her hands dirty – both literally and figuratively. Rather than stand on a podium and give speeches she got out into the flooded streets of her city, wading through water to help citizens, assisting in obtaining food and supplies were received by the neediest. But she didn’t stop there. When POTUS and other U.S. officials attempted to spin doctor the success of relief efforts, she stood up to the President like no other before her.
What’s next for Cruz? She continues to advocate on behalf of the recovery efforts and her past and present efforts, garnered her a nomination for Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, more importantly many are calling for her to make a run for Governor of Puerto Rico in 2020.
Fearless, dedicated and courageous…. that’s hot!
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