We're ending 2019 on a lot of good news.
A week and a half ago, we won the first phase of debt relief for Somalia. After two years of work, President Trump signed our legislation into law. We moved Congress and the International Monetary Fund to pass Somalia debt plans that mean building new roads, women's empowerment, kids going back to school and ending the tragic reality that 73% of people live in extreme poverty.
Over the next weeks and months in 2020, we still have a lot of work to do to move Congress, the White House and the IMF further, but now the debt relief process can begin.
So we can continue this work into 2020, please make a donation now to support our bipartisan efforts on Somalia, Puerto Rico, new trade deals, corruption and financial secrecy. Before January 1st, your tax-deductible gift to Jubilee USA Network is matched and doubled.
Beyond winning debt relief for Somalia, these last few weeks for Jubilee USA is full of victories. Now we need to carry those victories into 2020:
- Congress passed and the President just signed, nearly $6 billion in healthcare aid for Puerto Rico. We need your help as we work to secure tens of billions of more disaster aid and assistance for Puerto Rico in 2020.
- Our interfaith, bipartisan NAFTA, US Mexico Canada trade campaign won all of our goals. We stopped predatory "vulture" funds from using trade deals to collect on old bad debts. We ensured that most abusive corporations can't exploit trade deals to take advantage of poor people or local laws. We removed the language that would keep medicines and drugs unaffordable for vulnerable communities and all of us. Our legislation passed in the House last Thursday. We organized the largest denominations in the US to work with us on this critical campaign. With your help, we'll win our goals in the Senate in 2020.
- We won support from the White House and passed our Jubilee Corporate Transparency Act in the House of Representatives. Once we pass it in the Senate, this legislation helps stops human traffickers, protects debt relief and development aid and raises revenue in the developing world. We are close to a deal in the Senate and organized 100 faith communities to work with us to move this forward. We expect our Senate vote in February and need your support to push this across the finish line and have the President sign it into law.
Your gift now supports vital and strategic campaigns that tackle the root cause of poverty and inequality. Whether your gift is $250, $50, $1000, $500, $100 or any amount - your tax-deductible donation really matters and is doubled before January 1st.
With many donors prioritizing donations to elections and the tax reform impacting contributions - your gift matters now more than ever.
We are so grateful for your partnership.
Happy New Year,