In 1981, Puerto Rican activists from around the country founded the National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights (NCPRR). For more than 20 years the NCPRR engaged in grassroots campaigns in many cities, including a march In Washington DC. Recently, a group of former activists of the National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights and newer activists from Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York, Florida, Connecticut and New Jersey among others, have reconstituted the NCPRR in the firm belief that there is still a need for this voice locally and nationally. Our main goal is to continue to develop a national political network that raises issues and supports causes of interest to the Puerto Rican community, specifically but also to all Latinos generally. The 8th National Convention in Philadelphia in the fall of 2009 will consolidate the reconstituted NCPRR into the future.