Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA was recently featured in National Catholic Reporter speaking on the role of Catholic leadership in political advocacy. Read excerpt below and follow link to full article.
Previewing the USCCB Meeting: the Good the Conference Achieves
By: Michael Sean Winters
"The USCCB was essential to the passage of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, or PROMESA, legislation that set up a fiscal control board to help restructure the island government's debt. And, most especially, they fought for and won an amendment that charges the control board, by statute, with ameliorating childhood poverty on the island, which is near sixty percent. 'The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the leadership of Archbisop Wenski were amazing,' says Eric LeCompte, executive director of JubileeUSA, which also pulled out all the stops to pass the legislation. 'It was their efforts that allowed members of Congress to understand that more than a financial crisis, we were dealing with a humanitarian crisis. When members of Congress were unsure of how to move forward, Catholic bishops and partners like Catholic Charities played pivotal roles. It's interesting to note that many of the decision makers that facilitated a solution are Catholic.'"
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