Jubilee USA Network

Jubilee USA Network

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Jubilee USA Network is an alliance of churches, diverse faith communities, and labor, environmental, solidarity, and community organizations. They aim to build a grassroots movement to achieve the complete cancellation of debt owed by countries with high levels of human need, the cancellation of odious debt, and an end to the imposition of economic policies as a condition for debt relief. Jubilee USA promotes its mission through public education, grassroots organizing, media outreach, policy analysis and advocacy.In addition, Jubilee USA is also part of a global partnership, with Jubilee organizations in more than 50 countries. The current Executive Director of the Jubilee USA Network is .

History

In the late 1990s, a range of religious groups and individuals came together under the banner of Jubilee 2000, engaging with their communities and challenging policy makers to address the crushing debt crisis. This activism may have contributed to subsequent government commitments: During the 1999 G8 meeting in Cologne, Germany, the US promised to cancel 100% of the debt owed to the US by the qualifying countries. Jubilee lobbied the Congress to make this pledge a reality. In 2000 and 2001, the US Congress allocated $769 million for bilateral and multilateral debt relief.

When Jubilee 2000 was dissolved, as planned, at the end of 2000, Jubilee USA was formed to continue the campaign in the USA.

In 2005, pressure from Jubilee USA Network and global partners in the Global Call to......
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