Did you know that wealthy people are able to evade most taxes if they move to Puerto Rico? Did you know Puerto Rico is the only place in the world where Americans can move and not pay federal income taxes, without giving up their US passports? Is your community or state being deprived of tax dollars to fund public services while these millionaires get to pack up and leave to live tax free in the Caribbean? Is this hurting or helping local communities in Puerto Rico? Have you heard of Puerto Rico’s displacement and how this has made it much harder to rebuild after historic natural disasters and financial crisis? Were you aware that crypto investors are exploiting Puerto Rico and making it much harder for average Puerto Ricans to live in their own island nation? As a US colony, Puerto Rico is already at a disadvantage - rich outsiders from the states are making it that much harder.
Losing Puerto Rico is a media advocacy project aimed to educate, inspire and activate Boricuas in Puerto Rico and in the diaspora – as well as activists on the mainland United States. Many of the crises Puerto Rico faces are not new and are a manifestation of root issues inflicted on the island by the United States government.
This is why our media series is not just for the Boricua community…
Our goal is to work collectively to take action and demand Congress and the White House immediately stop these tax breaks that are displacing Puerto Ricans.
With each video we release, we organize a campaign with several groups and activists to push lawmakers to take action fast - before a homeland is lost to greedy outsiders wanting to evade taxes.