“Educating All Americans on Puerto Rico’s Status“
The U.S. Council for Puerto Rico Statehood is dedicated to the education of all Americans about Puerto Rico, its current status in the union, and why we believe that granting statehood to Puerto Rico is in the best interest of all the people of the United States, including the 3.8 million U.S. citizens residing in Puerto Rico.
“Advancing Statehood Through Policy Analysis and Academic Endeavor”
The Center for Puerto Rico Equality & Advancement (CPREA) was founded in 2006 on the premise that the Statehood movement needed a collective effort beyond a simple desire for statehood. To that end, we have developed a dynamic approach that raises awareness of the issues of civil right, equality, and statehood for Puerto Rico. The Center is a pro-statehood, independent, non-partisan, nonprofit public policy think tank based in the City of New York. The Center is committed to promoting the vision of Puerto Rico Statehood movement founder Dr. Jose Celso Barbosa and his message of “Statehood, equal in rights and responsibility.”
“The Unfinished Business of Citizen Equality in America”
The Citizen Equality Initiative is a nationwide educational campaign directed towards the education of all Americans about the unequal citizenship that four million Puerto Ricans have to live and suffer under the island’s status as a U.S. territory which does not provide them equality or sovereignty under the United States Constitution.
“Unite the world, one shirt at a time”
SequentialT is a consumer engagement company that connects groups of individuals around the world through sequentially numbered merchandise. Our items include a global number representing the number of SequentialT items sold around the world. As well as a group number that represents the number of individuals who have purchased a SequentialT item for the same group or organization. Proceeds are donated to causes selected by SequentialT members or partnering organizations.
The Puerto Rico Statehood Students Association is an organization for all students who view statehood as the solution to Puerto Rico’s political status quandary. Our objective is that Puerto Rico become the 51st state of the Union, in order to fully guarantee our rights as American citizens, and to ensure the social and economic prosperity of Puerto Rico into the future.
“Office of Puerto Rico’s Governor in Washington, D.C.“
The Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration represents the Government of Puerto Rico before federal, state, and local governments, promotes Governor Fortuño’s economic and public policy initiatives to achieve a better quality of life for the four million U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico, and advises local government agencies and municipalities on issues of interest to Puerto Rico before the federal government.
As such, the Washington office is the primary liaison between Puerto Rico’s officials, the White House, Congress, and the federal agencies. Additionally, the office interacts with national organizations representing Governors from other states, including the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Southern Governors’ Association to advance Puerto Rico’s interests.
Like many other states, Puerto Rico’s focus areas include economic stimulus and development, transportation funding, energy, health care including Medicare and Medicaid, as well as issues that affect veterans and our national defense.