Resources

 

HELP PUERTO RICO AND THE USVI

Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were hit hard by hurricanes Irma and Maria, and as of early 2018, the recovery is very much still in progress. If you'd like to support these efforts, here are a few organizations doing excellent work on the ground in each territory:

 

PUERTO RICO

 

USVI

 

READ MORE ABOUT THE TERRITORIES

Here are some territory news outlets, local history centers, advocacy organizations, and other resources to help you learn more about the territories, their histories, and their critical issues. More resources coming soon.

 

GENERAL

 

The nation's only organization dedicated to advocating for the territories collectively. They played a major role in the recent American Samoa citizenship case, as well as an active effort to allow territory residents to vote for president (currently, they cannot).

 

In 2014, Harvard Law School hosted a conference about the Insular Cases, the Supreme Court rulings that put the territories in a different class from the states ("foreign in a domestic sense," as one majority opinion put it). All of the conference sessions were taped and are available to view; they offer an excellent primer on the major legal and political issues surrounding the territories.

 

PUERTO RICO

 

 

 

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

 

 

 

 

AMERICAN SAMOA

 

 

 

 

GUAM

 

 

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS

 

 

 

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