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, February 26, 2021
G20 Discusses Stimulus, Climate and Aid for Developing Countries
G20 finance ministers met Friday to discuss global coronavirus response. The group endorsed continuing stimulus plans in wealthy countries and supporting plans to increase aid and vaccine access for developing countries. "If the stimulus plan in the United States moves forward, it translates to...
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Thursday, February 25, 2021
Treasury Secretary Announces Support for Global Reserve Access, Debt Relief and Tackling Climate Change
In a letter to the G20, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen expressed support for the G20 to determine a process for how global reserve funds (Special Drawing Rights) could be deployed to help low-income countries. "Yellen's letter is incredibly positive news and signals support for the creation of...
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Senate Confirms United Nations Ambassador
The Senate confirms Linda Thomas-Greenfield as the US Ambassador to the United Nations. Eric LeCompte, the Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network and a United Nations expert, releases the following statement on the confirmation of Linda Thomas-Greenfield as US Ambassador to the UN: “From climate...
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Friday, February 19, 2021
G7 Discusses Vaccines, Debt Relief, Tax Plans and Climate Change
G7 presidents and prime ministers, hosted by the United Kingdom, met virtually on coronavirus recovery plans. The G7 Summit focused on vaccine access, debt relief, curbing tax avoidance and climate change. President Biden pledged $4 billion to bring vaccines to poor countries at his first...
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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Puerto Rico and US Religious Leaders Urge Biden on Jobs, Disaster Aid and SSI
In a letter sent to President Biden, 20 major Puerto Rico and US religious leaders urged actions on disaster relief, job creation and a legal move to aid people on the heavily indebted island. "Please immediately instruct the Department of Justice to withdraw the suit, filed by the previous...
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Friday, February 12, 2021
Global Economic Recovery, Debt, Climate, Vaccines Top G7 Finance Agenda
G7 finance ministers met virtually to discuss economic recovery in the face of the coronavirus. The G7 agenda included global debt problems, vaccine distribution for developing countries and accessing global reserve funds or Special Drawing Rights. The United Kingdom, hosting this year's G7 process...
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Monday, January 25, 2021
High-Level Climate Summit to Launch Action Agenda
World leaders, including Pope Francis, UN General Secretary António Guterres and the IMF's Kristalina Georgieva, gather for a high-level climate summit hosted by the Netherlands through Tuesday. "The meeting on addressing climate change is taking place at a critical moment," noted Eric LeCompte,...
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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
President Biden Extends Student Loan Payment Freeze
President Biden will extend the freeze on student debt payments as one of his first executive actions after his inauguration. The Department of Education will be directed to continue the student debt payment suspension through September. “Extending the suspension of student loan payments translates...
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Easy Treasury Secretary Confirmation Expected for Janet Yellen
Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen appeared for her Senate confirmation hearing and is expected to face an easy confirmation. Eric LeCompte, the Executive Director of the religious development group Jubilee USA Network and who works closely with US Treasury, releases the following statement on...
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Wednesday, January 06, 2021
White House Announces Puerto Rico Disaster Rebuilding Aid
The White House announced a $3.7 billion disaster grant for Puerto Rico to rebuild reservoirs, dams and wastewater facilities. “Puerto Rico suffers from a debt crisis and is still recovering from hurricanes and earthquakes,” said Eric LeCompte, the Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network, a...
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