From left, Kristin Sundell, Jubilee USA director of Advocacy and Organizing; Emira Woods, Foreign Policy In Focus co-director, IPS; Neil Watkins, Jubilee USA Network national coordinator; Gerry Flood, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Peace & Justice Office counselor; and Erin Erlenborn, ONE Campaign director of Government Affairs.
By Danielle Pals | Jubilee USA Network
Monday Oct. 29, 2007— I attended a meeting at the Treasury Department with Neil Watkins and Kristin Sundell from Jubilee USA Network, Erin Erlenborn from the ONE Campaign, Emira Woods from the Institute for Policy Studies and Gerry Flood from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The purpose of the meeting was to deliver thousands of letters calling for Liberia’s immediate debt cancellation from Jubilee supporters and allies to U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and to get an update on the status of Liberia’s debt cancellation.
We met with a senior advisor from the Office of African Nations and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa and the Middle East Ahmed Saaed to discuss the progress on Liberia’s debt cancellation, specifically the seemingly never-ending process of clearing the country’s $800-million arrears.