We need your faith community to pray with us and help us move Congress to shine a light on the abuses of anonymous shell companies. Some of the poorest places in the world continue to wrestle with high poverty rates, unsustainable debt levels and an inability to deal with extreme natural disasters driven by climate change. Mozambique, Puerto Rico, Somalia, the Bahamas and vulnerable communities around the world are suffering.
At Jubilee USA's core, we work on economic policies to ensure that resources get to the most vulnerable communities. It's why for years we've worked with our national faith partners on corporate transparency to make sure debt relief and aid are protected from corruption. We still have a lot of work to win strong transparency measures to stop shell companies from facilitating crimes like human trafficking, theft of development and debt relief aid, drug trafficking, the opioid crisis, terrorism and so much more. It's why we need your help pushing Congress to move this much-needed legislation.
Here are two ways to participate in Jubilee Weekend 2019:
1.) Sign-up your faith community to offer one prayer during your religious service the weekend of October 18th - 20th. Join Jewish, Christian, Muslim and other faith communities as we pray for transparency legislation to protect the vulnerable and those suffering from climate disasters. Another way to participate would be to set up a watch party for Eric LeCompte's address on these issues with your community. You can find links to those videos below. You can find sample prayers, petitions and service resources in our Jubilee Weekend 2019 packet here.
2.) Please have your faith community members send messages to Congress asking them to support the Corporate Transparency Act. You can
- Send your Members of Congress emails through our website here
- Print our petition here and send it to us at Jubilee so we can deliver the signatures to Congress
- Print and send our postcard to us to be delivered to Congress here
- or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help writing a letter of endorsement for the Corporate Transparency Act from your faith community.
You can participate in one or all of these actions and you are welcome to take action multiple times.
In late September, Eric LeCompte addressed the United Nations on these pressing issues. Eric lifts up debt relief to mitigate extreme weather events, responsible lending and borrowing, budget transparency, a global super bankruptcy process, anonymous shell corporations and tax havens, the Corporate Transparency Act, a global tax body, funding the Sustainable Development Goals and stopping the terrifying reality that 22,000 kids die every day because of poverty.
Read Eric’s entire remarks here, or watch his first opening UN General Assembly speech here or his concluding remarks to the morning UN General Assembly here. Watch the entire 3 hour UN General Assembly event here, to see world leaders, Presidents, Prime Ministers, Bill Gates, Eric and UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres discuss our Jubilee issues and efforts.
- Jubilee Weekend Faith Community Sign-up
- Jubilee Weekend 2019 Guide
- Corporate Transparency Act Online Petition (great for e-newsletters)
- Anonymous Shell Companies Explainer
- Corporate Transparency Act Postcards
- Corporate Transparency Act Petition - Printable Version
- Christian Scriptures
- Jewish Texts
- Qu'ran Writings
- Call to Jubilee Sheet Music (Piano, Choral)
You can see the list of congregations participating in Jubilee Weekend 2019 here.