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Political Groups

Puerto Rican Democrats of Hartford: Founded in 1965 by José Cruz, this group was the first Puerto Rican political group in Hartford.

People’s Liberation Party: This more radical group formed in New York as part of the Young Lords Party.  It was active between 1969 and 1975.

Movimiento Pro Independencia (MPI): This group was the first Puerto Rican socialist group and thus defied the established community since 1972.

MUJER: Founded in 1975, this group is dedicated to the woman’s political status.

PRPAC: Prominent in the second half of the 1980s and the 1990s, the political action committee focuses its attention on political activism within the Hispanic community.

The Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission (LPRAC)

Their mission: “To coordinate and provide access to resources by developing and recommending to the governor and the Legislature policy for the advancement of the Latino and Puerto Rican policies.”

Their website offers many documents that provide useful information about current political agenda.

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