by Andrew Hanauer
On August 31, Puerto Rican religious leaders stood together and called for solutions to the island's economic crisis that invest in the most vulnerable, stop austerity and predatory hedge fund behavior and reduce debt. They called for increased budget transparency and greater participation by Puerto Ricans - especially the poorest - in government economic policy making.
The religious leaders called, in short, for a Jubilee for Puerto Rico.
They also called for the US government to intervene - for Congress to pass legislation granting Puerto Rico access to municipal bankruptcy protection and for the Federal Reserve Board to intervene if Congress fails to act.
Jubilee USA supports the religious leaders calling for a Jubilee for Puerto Rico. You can stand with Puerto Rico's religious leaders by calling for Congress to act and for a solution to the island's debt crisis that invests in people and protects the poorest.