Lifting Vulnerable Communities:
Ensuring Access to Medicines in Trade Agreements and US Policy

November 7, 2018

US Congress Rayburn House Office Building
House Small Business Committee Hearing Room 2361
Washington, DC

4:00PM to 6:00PM: PanelLight hors d'oeuvres and open bar

During the negotiations for a new "NAFTA", religious organizations issued a statement encouraging that trade agreements ensure access to medicine for vulnerable communities around the world and in the United States. Signers of the statement included the heads of the Presbyterian, Methodist, Lutheran, Catholic, Episcopalian and United Church of Christ Churches and interfaith development group, Jubilee USA. In this panel, experts and representatives from religious institutions will discuss ways to improve NAFTA, enforce bipartisan Congress agreements on trade protections for vulnerable communities and explore policies related to prescription drug costs.

Opening Prayer


Fran Quigley
Indiana University McKinney School of Law
Clinical Professor and Director, Health and Human Rights Clinic 
People of Faith for Access to Medicines

Reverend Stacy Martin
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska
President and CEO
Jubilee USA Co-Chair

Anthony Granado
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Director, Office of Domestic Social Development

Eric LeCompte
Jubilee USA Network
Executive Director

Closing Prayer

Business Attire. This is a "widely attended" event for Congressional Staff.

Please RSVP to Hannah Schneider at [email protected] or call (202)783-3566 x 106.