Child Poverty in Puerto Rico: How Much It Costs and What Can We Do About It?

WHAT: Join us for a discussion about one of Puerto Rico's pressing challenges, how it affects its economic future and sustainability and what Congress can do. Hosted by the House Natural Resources Committee and featuring its Chairman Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and Committee Member Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez (R-PR) as opening speakers. 

WHO: Dr. Maria E Enchautegui, Director of Research and Policy, Youth Development Institute of Puerto Rico; Mr. Brayan Rosa, Public Policy Manager, Youth Development Institute of Puerto Rico; Mr. Eric LeCompte, Executive Director, Jubilee USA Network; Mr. Bruce Lesley, President, First Focus; Mrs. Natividad Flores, Community Leader; Moderator, Mrs. Amanda Rivera, Executive Director, Youth Development Institute of Puerto Rico. 

WHEN: 2: 00 PM ET Tuesday, February 11, 2020

WHERE: Longworth House Office Building
Capitol Hill, Washington DC

Jubilee USA Network is an alliance of more than 70 US organizations and 700 faith communities working with 50 Jubilee global partners. Jubilee builds an economy that serves, protects and promotes the participation of the most vulnerable. Jubilee USA has won critical global financial reforms and more than $130 billion in debt relief to benefit the world's poorest people.