We are so excited to share that we won the first phase of debt relief for Somalia. Last night, President Trump signed our debt relief legislation into law.
Also, thanks to our efforts together, the International Monetary Fund just agreed to a plan that will relieve their share of Somalia's debt. Over the next weeks and months, 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.
Relieving Somalia's debt means building new roads, women's empowerment, kids going back to school and ending the tragic reality that 73% of people in Somalia live in extreme poverty.
So we can continue this work into 2020, please make a donation now to support our efforts on Somalia, Puerto Rico, new trade deals, corruption and financial secrecy. Now 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:
- Congress passed and the President just signed, nearly $6 billion in healthcare aid for Puerto Rico
- Our interfaith, bipartisan NAFTA, US Mexico Canada 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
- 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
Your gift now supports vital and strategic campaigns that tackle the root cause of poverty and inequality. Whether your gift is $10, $100, $1000 or any amount - your tax-deductible donation is doubled and really matters.
We are so grateful for your partnership,