About Equally American



Equally American advocates for equal rights and representation for the 4 million Americans living in U.S. territories; in short, "Equal Rights, Wherever You Live." Prior to 2018, Equally American was called We the People Project.

The second-class treatment of Americans in U.S. territories 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  And contrary to the Supreme Court’s controversial and outdated decisions in the Insular Cases, which established a doctrine of “separate and unequal” status for Americans in overseas territories, Congress should not have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.


Equally American offers a new vision and strategy centered on groundbreaking impact litigation and innovative grassroots organizing 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 or territory our basic rights as citizens should be the same.  By bringing together the voices of the nearly 4 million Americans who live in U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands), our goal is to start a new conversation that will elevate these issues to the national level and open the door to new possibilities.  

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Equally American is a non-partisan civil rights organization. It does not take a position on the political status of U.S. territories.

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