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Jubilee USA November Congressional Briefing

Call the United States Capitol switchboard at 1-202-224-3121 and urge your member of congress to attend our congressional briefing:

Jubilee USA Network invites you to join us for a congressional briefing on:

Addressing Inequality and Ending Extreme Poverty: Reviewing Bipartisan Remedies on Debt, Predatory Behavior, Tax and Trade Policies to Protect Vulnerable Communities 


One out of five people around the world lives in extreme poverty. The International Monetary Fund notes the primary cause of global inequality and uneven economic recovery is sovereign indebtedness. As sovereign debt crises continue to spread from poor countries in the global south to developed countries, there is a need for an effective way to handle debt crises, raise revenues in developing countries, prevent financial crisis and stop predatory actors that prey on distressed economies. By implementing responsible lending and borrowing principles long championed by conservatives and supported by progressives, we can move good policy that exists within US borders to the international financial system. Support of an international mechanism to deal comprehensively and effectively with sovereign debt problems will also further these goals. Addressing corporate tax avoidance, corruption and illicit financial flows is imperative for raising revenues. In the aftermath of Argentina vs. NML Capital, the increased activity of so-called “vulture funds” will be discussed.

Congressional Quarterly cites the efforts of Jubilee USA, founded by the religious community, as among the last bipartisan efforts in Washington DC. After the mid-term elections, panelists will offer bi-partisan legislative remedies to ensure that debt and tax policies benefit those living in extreme poverty.


Thursday, November 13th, 2014 

United States Senate Russell Building
2 Constitution Ave. NE
4th Floor, Room SR-485

Registration 4:00pm

Panel 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Reception to follow

Opening Prayer:
Reverend Stacy Martin

Director for Advocacy and Public Policy, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Moderator:
Beatrice Parwatikar

Board Co-Chair, Jubilee USA Network 

Panelists: 

Anna Gelpern
Professor of Law, Georgetown University
After NML Capital and Argentina: Limiting Default and Predatory Behavior
  

Joshua Simmons
Policy Counsel, Global Financial Integrity
Addressing Corporate Tax Avoidance, Illicit Flows and Corruption

Aldo Caliari
Director, Rethinking Bretton Woods Project, Center of Concern
IMF Transparency and Quotas: The Responsible Lending and Borrowing Imperative

Eric LeCompte
Executive Director, Jubilee USA Network
Legislative Remedies that Protect Vulnerable Communities

Closing Prayer:
Sobia Ijaz

Board Member, Jubilee USA Network   

We also invite you to join our reception from 5:30pm to 6:30pm held in the same room, immediately following the briefing. The briefing and reception are “widely attended” events.


RSVP to Andrew Hanauer at andrew@jubileeusa.org

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