Jubilee USA Network

Jubilee USA
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

Releases by this organization

Newswire article
Friday, June 22, 2018
European Finance Ministers Applaud Greece Debt Deal that Provides Aid and Continues Austerity
European Finance Ministers endorse a new Greece debt agreement that provides financing in exchange for maintaining austerity policies and economic reforms. “Parts of the Greece deal provide more breathing space for Greece in the short-term, but we are still concerned that there isn't enough debt...
Read more
Newswire article
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
IMF World Economic Outlook Report Raises Concerns for Long-term Growth
The International Monetary Fund releases its World Economic Outlook (WEO) Report, forecasting global growth in the short-term and raising concerns on possible economic downturns beyond the next few quarters. The Fund issues the report ahead of the Spring IMF and World Bank meetings where world...
Read more
Newswire article
Monday, March 19, 2018
Six Months After Maria, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Wait for Relief
Six months after Hurricane Maria, blue tarps still cover homes and buildings across Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. The number of people who lack power can be counted in the hundreds of thousands. "The suffering continues on the islands and our fellow citizens need help," said Eric LeCompte...
Read more
Newswire article
Friday, March 16, 2018
Caribbean Religious Leaders Call for Debt Relief in Face of Disasters
From Grenada to Saint Lucia, religious leaders are calling for processes to provide debt relief in the face of natural disasters. "As Churches in the Caribbean we have witnessed the grief and despair of our people last September, and we are not prepared to enter the next hurricane season without at...
Read more
Newswire article
Friday, March 09, 2018
Debt, Corruption and Tax Policies Impact Poverty, Says Vatican at United Nations
During United Nations Human Rights Council meetings last week, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, the Geneva based Vatican representative stated, “We can no longer frame the debt crisis as an exclusively economic problem. It affects future generations, as well as the social conditions that allow the...
Read more
Newswire article
Friday, March 02, 2018
New US Bills Introduced to Tackle Global Tax Avoidance and Corruption
This week a series of legislation was introduced in the House and Senate that takes aim at corporate tax avoidance and foreign corruption. The bipartisan Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Act (HR 5101), introduced by Representatives Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and Keith Rothfus (R-PA), encourages "whistleblowers...
Read more
Newswire article
Friday, February 09, 2018
New Law Provides Disaster Relief and Medicaid Funds for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands
As the Sun rose over the Capitol, Congress voted for a bipartisan spending package to end a brief government shutdown. The Senate and House approved nearly $90 billion dollars in recovery aid for Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Florida, Texas and California. The final legislation also includes...
Read more
Newswire article
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Disaster Relief Hangs on Senate ‎Negotiations
Senate leaders say they are close to a budget deal to avert a government shutdown. On Tuesday night the House of Representatives voted on a spending pact. The Senate is still deliberating on a number of issues including disaster relief and Medicaid funding for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands...
Read more
Newswire article
Monday, January 22, 2018
Jubilee USA Statement on Government Shutdown and Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Package
The Senate voted in favor of a plan to keep the US Government funded through February 8th, ending the "shutdown." Democrats and Republicans failed to reach an agreement on a number issues including immigration and disaster relief but agreed to have open debate on those issues in the weeks ahead...
Read more
Newswire article
Friday, January 19, 2018
Government Shutdown Solutions Could Leave Out Disaster Aid for Puerto Rico
As the Senate and White House struggle to avert a government shutdown, US disaster victims from Puerto Rico to Texas worry a deal on relief and recovery aid will continue to be delayed. Moody’s rating agency estimates that Puerto Rico alone needs an upwards of 90 billion in aid to rebuild. “...
Read more

Pages