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Jones Act Campaign

$415 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 3 months
Created June 28, 2018
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Mision Boricua is organizing a weekend for Respect & Justice for Puerto Rico. The events will take place the weekend of 10/26/18-10/28/18. The first event will be the airing of a documentary titled “Jurakan” in Orlando (details at  https://www.facebook.com/events/167167530838427/); the second event is a Press Conference & Rally about the importance of a celebrating a Weekend of Respect & Justice for PR in Central Florida on Saturday, October 27, 2018.; and the third event will be a Symposium about the Jones Act in Jacksonville with specialists on the topic of the Jones Act from all sides discussing the importance amending or exempting PR from the law.

We are raising the necessary funds to obtain venues, advertising, and security for the events. We are asking everyone to donate any amount towards the creation of a movement uniting the Puerto Rican Diaspora of Central Florida.

*****We are in communication with Individuals, Businesses, Unions, Puerto Rican Organizations & Activists throughout the United States so that we may bring national attention to this issue. We will be updated our website and this posting with more information.

www.misionboricua.org 

Misión Boricua is a non-profit 501c3 organization established in 2016 by small group of individuals within the community who sought to preserve Puerto Rican culture and promote civic engagement within the Puerto Rican Diaspora of Central Florida. Mission Boricua is a local non-partisan organization made up of exclusively volunteers from a variety of religious and socioeconomic backgrounds. 

Misión Boricua is focused on proposing changes to the antiquated coastwise laws of the United Sates, commonly referred o as the Jones Act. This legislation is economically strangling the island of Puerto Rico by increasing cost of living, preventing the growth of entrepreneur businesses, redistributing  jobs that could be on the island to Jacksonville, and slowing the relief and reconstruction process.

The Jones Act (1920) requires goods shipped between US ports to be transported on ships that are build, owned, and operated by United States citizens or permanent residents. 

Under the law, any foreign registry vessel that enters Puerto Rico must pay punitive tariffs, fees and taxes, which are passed on to the Puerto Rican consumer.

Misión Boricua is empowering and mobilizing the Puerto Rican Diaspora of Central Florida to advocate for long term economic legislatives changes, specifically the exemption of Puerto Rico from the coastwise laws of the United States, known as the Jones Act.

For more information contact: 

misionboricua@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/MisionBoricua/ 

https://www.facebook.com/Respect.Justice4PR/
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$415 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 3 months
Created June 28, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Mision Boricua Inc
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Orlando, FL
EIN: 812472029
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