EQUAL RIGHTS, WHEREVER YOU LIVE.
Our mission is simple: equal rights and representation for all Americans, wherever you live.
We the People Project uses groundbreaking impact litigation and innovative grass roots organizing to overcome historic obstacles to change.
The second-class status of Americans in the territories and DC violates our most basic democratic and constitutional principles. Representation and the right to vote should not depend on where you live in the United States. And contrary to the Supreme Court’s controversial and outdated decisions in the Insular Cases, which established a doctrine of “separate and unequal” status for Americans in overseas territories, Congress should not have the power to turn constitutional rights on and off in U.S. territories.
We the People Project offers a new vision and strategy that frames its advocacy around the simple idea that our core rights as Americans should not be based on where we live in the United States. Whether one lives in a state, a territory, or DC, our basic rights as citizens should be the same. By bringing together the voices of the nearly 5 million Americans who live in U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands) and DC, our goal is to start a new conversation that will elevate these issues to the national level and open the door to new possibilities.
Working together, we can achieve equal rights, wherever you live.
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