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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Thursday, September 13, 2018
After Lehman Brothers, Experts Say Global Financial Crisis Can Happen Again
September 15th marks the ten-year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers investment firm collapse, symbolizing the onset of the 2008 global financial crisis. "The financial crisis drove 100 million people, mostly women and children, into extreme poverty around the world," noted Eric LeCompte, the head...
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Monday, August 27, 2018
Religious Development Group Responds to US/Mexico Trade Deal
President Trump announced on Monday that the United States reached a trade deal with Mexico that replaces the previous North American Free Trade Agreement, also known as NAFTA. As the announcement took place, religious groups met with the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) on the...
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Friday, August 03, 2018
Over 20 State Attorneys General Call for Shell Company Transparency
24 State Attorneys General wrote to Congress supporting action to disclose the actual owner of a shell company to law enforcement. "Anonymous" shell companies can be used to hide the identity of the owner. "Shell companies are used by corrupt government officials to steal money from their people...
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Thursday, July 26, 2018
Senate Bill Offers Debt Relief for Puerto Rico
New Senate legislation offers additional options for Puerto Rico to cut its debt. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ed Markey (D-MA) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced the US Territorial Relief Act. If Congress passes the act, US Territories that...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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