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Carmen Yulín Cruz
Sure, Cruz made it on the 2018 Time 100 List, but there’s more to this woman than a name on a list of impressive people.

After Hurricane Maria destroyed most of Puerto Rico in September 2017, it was Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, who stepped up to the plate to not only help the people of her island, but to right the wrongs being done by Trump and his administration. Well into 2018, as many people on the island still struggled to get back to normal life, Cruz continued to be an active force and she fearlessly exposed the truth about what was happening to her home while the president, who seemed to be clueless to the fact that Puerto Rico is part of the United States, stood by and did nothing. Unlike Trump, Cruz will leave behind a legacy of courage, compassion, and standing up for what is right.