A critical battle is taking place on Puerto Rico in Congress. No matter where in the world you live, faith communities around the globe and across the United States can sign up and Pray with Puerto Rico.
For our partners in Puerto Rico and the mainland US, we really need your help with a National Call-in day to Congress on Wednesday, April 27th. We need to win legislation that reduces the debt, fights child poverty and ensures participation from the people of Puerto Rico in any solution.
Can you please e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let me know if you can participate in our national Congress Call-in day?
Jubilee USA is setting up a new call and contact Congress system that we will send you the details on once you RSVP.
You can also see our website with call information for Congress at this linkor create your own call script. We'll have that page updated with the latest information for next Wednesday April 27th.
Across the United States, Jubilee communities acted on an Ebola epidemic worsened by poor global debt and tax policies. In Washington, the International Business Times, the BBC, El Espectador, Agence France-Presse and the investor publication Value Walk covered our work at the IMF.
We've continued to be a part of the global conversation on stopping predatory financial behavior and preventing financial crisis. At the IMF and World Bank meetings, we organized 4 events and high-level conversations to end extreme poverty and address inequality.
On Friday afternoon, two leprechauns fought over a pot of gold outside the Irish Embassy in Washington, D.C. The first leprechaun, named Anglo-Irish Bank, frowned as she lost the battle for the gold, and the other, the European Central Bank, gleefully counted his winnings. The pot of gold, however, belonged to neither, but was pilfered from the Irish citizens. Around the leprechauns, a crowd, holding signs supporting Irish debt relief efforts and jeering at the thieving leprechauns, had gathered to deliver a letter signed by faith and civil society organizations to the Embassy. The letter urged the Irish government to end an unjust repayment plan that diverts taxpayers’ money away from those who need it- the citizens of Ireland.
Leprechauns Descend on Irish Embassy Calling for Irish Debt Relief
Global AIDS Alliance, Jubilee USA Network, and the Student Global AIDS Campaign have come together on Wednesday, October 10 for Debt & AIDS Day during the Cancel Debt Fast.
Dr. Paul Zeitz, executive director of the Global AIDS Alliance, will fast on Debt & AIDS Day and is asking you to join with him!
Many countries are paying $100 million a day in debt repayments. When debt cancellation without harmful economic conditionalities happens, funds that were normally used to pay back debt can instead be redirected to what really matters: free healthcare, education without user fees, retention of health care workers, and many other social services that the people of the Global South need.
And because your member of Congress needs to hear from you!