The National Puerto Rican Agenda (NPRA) was created as a nonpartisan alliance of stateside organizations, elected officials, community leaders, and citizen volunteers.  Born out of a collective desire to strengthen our capacity and elevate our impact in addressing Puerto Rico’s extended economic crisis and promoting Puerto Rican political and civic participation in Puerto Rico and the United States, NPRA brings together a rich tapestry of advocacy efforts at the national, state, and local levels.

Our vision is a world where island-based and state-side Puerto Ricans are engaged and empowered to pursue public policies that provide an equitable and sustainable future where our communities can heal, grow, and thrive.  We believe that providing a forum that brings together diverse stakeholders and bridges collaborative initiatives, we can accomplish a common goal – improving the lives of Puerto Ricans everywhere.

To get there, we must organize our public policy advocacy efforts, in the diaspora and on the island, in support of legislation and policies that remove the barriers of economic, educational, and healthcare inequities.

Our members represent Puerto Rican communities in the states of California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington DC.  We are proud of our extensive network of Alliance Member Organizations who work together for this common mission:

  • Acacia's El Centro Borinqueño
  • Alianza por Puerto Rico
  • Chicago Puerto Rican Agenda
  • El Puente
  • National Boricua Human Rights Network
  • Pennsylvania 4 Puerto Rico
  • ASPIRA Association
  • Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College
  • Delaware 4 Puerto Rico
  • Iniciativa Puertorriqueña
  • NACOPRW
  • Puerto Rican Congress

We invite you to become a member today and help us promote a more effective and robust advocacy model.  United, we can ensure policy makers pay attention to issues that adversely affect our communities and take action to pass laws and institute policies and programs that will improve the lives of all Puerto Ricans.

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Our Mission

The mission of the National Puerto Rican Agenda is to unite, educate, and create solutions for the Puerto Rican people in the United States and Puerto Rico. We seek to work with the government, candidates, political parties, organizations, and, most importantly, the public to make the mission of this organization a reality.

Alongside our mission to unite, educate, and create solutions for the Puerto Rican people in the United States and Puerto Rico, the National Puerto Rican Agenda has taken up an ambitious agenda on central issues concerning Puerto Ricans in the United States and Puerto Rico.

On July 24, 2016, at the First Constituent Assembly in Camden, New Jersey, over 200 people gathered to solidify the direction and work of the newly formed NPRA. Together, the attendants established a position on a number of central issues affecting Puerto Ricans. The agenda was revised and approved at the July 14, 2018 Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Who We Are

Board of Directors
Executive Comittee
Executive Comittee Chairs
NPRA State Chapters
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Become an Individual Member and join a Chapter Committee!

Start a Chapter

NPRA invites active, individual members in areas not currently served by a state chapter to consider lending your voice, leadership, and passion for Puerto Rico by creating an NPRA State Chapter in your community.

Our State Chapter Leaders include a dynamic representation of local influencers and organization leaders who seek to increase formal partnerships and collaboration amongst local agencies, community stakeholders, and other entities to promote a more efficient and robust advocacy model for the Puerto Rican people. 

To learn more about the formal process of  State Chapter creation, contact Yolanda LaGuerre, Chapter Development and Outreach Chair.

Agenda

On July 24, 2016, at the First Constituent Assembly in Camden, New Jersey, over 200 people gathered to solidify the direction and work of the newly formed NPRA. Together, the attendants established a position on a number of central issues affecting Puerto Ricans. The agenda was revised and approved at the July 14, 2018 Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

NPRA Bylaws

Bylaws serve as both a legally binding document and operating manual that establishes the rules by which NPRA is governed.  Here you can learn more about membership requirements, frequency of meetings, amendment procedures, voting procedures, and more.