Religious Development Group Releases Statement on President Trump Puerto Rico Visit

Jubilee USA

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Abby Wilhelm, Communications Director, abby@jubileeusa.org, 202 783-3566 x109

Religious Development Group Releases Statement on President Trump Puerto Rico Visit

WASHINGTON - President Trump is scheduled to make a visit to Puerto Rico on Tuesday, October 3rd, to review disaster relief efforts. Trump may visit the US Virgin Islands which is also undergoing hurricane recovery efforts.‎

Eric LeCompte, Jubilee USA Executive Director, releases the following statement:

"President Trump has an opportunity to ensure Puerto Rico recovers, the island gets out of debt and ‎kids can live healthy lives.

"Not only is Puerto Rico reeling from the hurricanes, it was already wrestling with a financial crisis and nearly 60 percent of kids on the island lived in poverty.

"Going forward we need to be sure that Puerto Rico gets enough aid to rebuild and recover.‎ We also need to be sure that Puerto Rico gets ample debt relief to lift kids out of poverty.‎

"The US Virgin Islands needs more attention and more aid. The Virgin Islands were hit by two category 5‎ hurricanes, has a terrible debt crisis and high child poverty rate."‎

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Jubilee USA Network is an alliance of more than 75 US organizations and 650 faith communities working with 50 Jubilee global partners. Jubilee USA builds an economy that serves, protects and promotes the participation of the most vulnerable. Jubilee USA wins critical global financial reforms and won more than $130 billion in debt relief to benefit the world's poorest people. www.jubileeusa.org

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