Rev. David Duncombe led the nationwide “Cancel Debt Fast,” organized by Jubilee USA Network, and was supported by some 14,000 Americans, who also fasted and contacted their Members of Congress.
The Fast resulted in a commitment to a fall hearing on the Jubilee Act (H.R. 2634) in the House Financial Services Committee, 20 additional House bill sponsors, and the introduction of a Senate companion bill.
This video was used to inform grassroots supporters about the work of Jubilee USA and why we were using a fast to engage key policy and lawmakers to move the Jubilee Act forward.
Rev. David Duncombe speaks about his participation in Jubilee USA's Cancel Debt Fast.
Susan George, Chair of the Planning Board of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam, speaks with Jubilee USA about the international debt crisis and the campaign for debt cancellation for impoverished countries. The Transnational Institute is a decentralized fellowship of scholars living throughout the world whose work is intended to contribute to social justice and who are active in the social movements of their own countries