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

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Friday, December 08, 2017
Archbishop and Evangelical Leader Tell Congress to Protect Puerto Rico in Tax Plans
As the Senate and House tax plans head to conference committee to reconcile tax plan differences, major religious leaders from Puerto Rico are asking Congress to protect the island from new proposed ‎taxes. Metropolitan Archbishop Roberto O. González Nieves, OFM of the Catholic Archdiocese San Juan...
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Friday, December 01, 2017
Congress Tax Reform Package Could Harm Poor, Warns Religious Development Group
As the Senate pushes tax reform, the head of a religious development group expressed concern over parts of the House and Senate proposals that could harm low income people in the United States and people in the developing world. “Any final tax reform package should support and protect vulnerable...
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Monday, November 06, 2017
Jubilee USA Statement on Paradise Papers
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released it's latest research into how individuals and institutions avoid taxes and hide corruption. Previously, the ICIJ released the "Panama Papers" which showed how government officials and individuals evaded laws to hide money and...
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
IMF Warns Climate Impacts on Poor Countries Can Affect Growth and Stability
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its biannual report on the state of the global economy, predicting that economic growth for several wealthy countries will continue. "‎The IMF is warning that poor countries don't have the resources to protect against climate-related changes," noted...
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Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Trump Calls for Puerto Rico's Debt to be "Wiped Out"
In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday, President Trump called for Puerto Rico's debt to be wiped out. "They owe a lot of money to your friends on Wall Street and we're going to have to wipe that out. You're going to say goodbye to that, I don't know if it's Goldman Sachs, but whoever it is you...
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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Puerto Rico and US Virgin Island Religious Leaders Issue Debt and Aid Statement As President Trump Visits Islands
As President Trump visits Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, island religious leaders are calling for aid, debt relief and measures to end child poverty. The statement is issued by San Juan's Catholic Archbishop, Roberto González Nieves, St. Thomas' Catholic Bishop Herbert A. Bevard and...
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Monday, October 02, 2017
Religious Development Group Releases Statement on President Trump Puerto Rico Visit
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: "...
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Hurricanes Hit Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Amidst Deep Debt Crises
Jubilee USA's Executive Director Eric LeCompte releases the below statement on Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands debt crises after the hurricanes. LeCompte worked on Puerto Rico emergency debt crisis legislation, testified to Congress and Puerto Rico's oversight board on the debt crisis and...
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Caribbean Bishops and Development Groups Urge Debt Relief for Irma-Struck Islands
On behalf of Caribbean Catholic Bishops, Bishop Gabriel Malzaire called for islands dealing with Hurricane Irma to receive debt relief. As president of the Antilles Episcopal Conference, Malzaire joins US, European and Caribbean development groups that are calling for debt payments to be delayed...
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Thursday, September 07, 2017
Jubilee USA: Antigua and Barbuda and Islands Dealing with Irma Should Stop Debt Payments
As Hurricane Irma heads to the US coast, a religious development group is calling for debt payments to be suspended until Antigua and Barbuda and other severely impacted Caribbean nations recover from the storm. Jubilee USA is also calling for grants, as opposed to loans, to be made available for...
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