This is Jubilee USA Network's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Jubilee USA Network's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Jubilee USA Network
Washington, DC
Building a global economy that serves, protects and promotes the participation of the most vulnerable.
Recent Activity
Image
Washington DC - Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Peter King (R-NY) announced legislation to stop criminals from using US-based "anonymous shell companies" to launder money. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is expected to join the Representatives in introducing the Incorporation Transparency and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Jubilee Blog
Image
The US House of Representatives held its second hearing on Puerto Rico's debt crisis this year. The hearing focused on potential legislative solutions including bankruptcy protection and an economic oversight board. At the hearing, Puerto Rico Congressperson Pedro Pierluisi announced... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
Image
Washington DC - Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank is meeting with investors in New York to share new details around a bond exchange first proposed by the indebted island last year. The proposal is not being made public but sources... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
Image
Puerto Rico's government continues to cut public services as the economic crisis worsens. The Government Development Bank announced this week that the island's budget gap is $2 billion higher than expected. The prison system in Puerto Rico can no longer... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
Image
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump criticized the practice of corporations moving their headquarters overseas in name only to avoid US taxes during the presidential debate in South Carolina. Trump called these corporate "inversions" "one of the biggest problems" facing the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
Image
By Greg Williams Argentina's new government begins negotiations in New York with groups that sued the country for more than $1 billion after the country defaulted on its debt in 2001. President Mauricio Macri took office in December and announced... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
Image
Millions of college students are returning to class next week, casting a spotlight once again on the growing student debt crisis. In 2015, the average 4-year college student graduated with $35,000 in debt, compared with just $9,000 in 1993. The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
This was a big year for us at Jubilee USA. Once a day for each of the remaining days of 2015, we'll share the biggest stories of the year. Check in every day to see our Top 10 Moments of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at The Jubilee Blog
Image
B y Greg Williams According to ‎Puerto Rico's government, the island will default on at least $37 million of its roughly $1 billion of January 1st debt payments. Puerto Rico's Governor says the island will not make a $36 million... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at The Jubilee Blog
Dear Friends - I hope you and your loved ones are well as we celebrate the final hours of 2015. With just about 36 hours left, we are $22,000 from reaching our fund-raising goals and we need your help. Can... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at The Jubilee Blog
This was a big year for us at Jubilee USA. Once a day for each of the remaining days of 2015, we'll share the biggest stories of the year. Check in every day to see our Top 10 Moments of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at The Jubilee Blog
This was a big year for us at Jubilee USA. Once a day for each of the remaining days of 2015, we'll share the biggest stories of the year. Check in every day to see our Top 10 Moments of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2015 at The Jubilee Blog
Friends - The statistics can seem overwhelming. More than one billion people live in extreme poverty. ‎Less than 100 people have more wealth than 3.5 billion people or half the global population. The world's poorest countries lose billions of dollars... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2015 at The Jubilee Blog
This was a big year for us at Jubilee USA. Once a day for each of the remaining days of 2015, we'll share the biggest stories of the year. Check in every day to see our Top 10 Moments of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2015 at The Jubilee Blog
Dear Friend, Thanks to your support, in 2015 Jubilee's work appeared in more than 100,000 news stories. Please see below a sampling of our media coverage over the past few months. Best, Greg Greg Williams Communications Director Jubilee USA Network... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2015 at The Jubilee Blog
This was a big year for us at Jubilee USA. Once a day for each of the remaining days of 2015, we'll share the biggest stories of the year. Check in every day to see our Top 10 Moments of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2015 at The Jubilee Blog
This was a big year for us at Jubilee USA. Once a day for each of the remaining days of 2015, we'll share the biggest stories of the year. Check in every day to see our Top 10 Moments of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2015 at The Jubilee Blog
This was a big year for us at Jubilee USA. Once a day for each of the remaining days of 2015, we'll share the biggest stories of the year. Check in every day to see our Top 10 Moments of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2015 at The Jubilee Blog
This was a big year for us at Jubilee USA. Once a day for each of the remaining days of 2015, we'll share the biggest stories of the year. Check in every day to see our Top 10 Moments of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2015 at The Jubilee Blog
Image
by Greg Williams The United States Census Bureau announced that Puerto Rico's population dropped nearly 10% over the past ten years. The island's population was at 3.8 million in 2004 but is now estimated at less than 3.5 million. Of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2015 at The Jubilee Blog
This was a big year for us at Jubilee USA. Once a day for each of the remaining days of 2015, we'll share the biggest stories of the year. Check in every day to see our Top 10 Moments of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2015 at The Jubilee Blog
Image
This was a big year for us at Jubilee USA. Once a day for each of the remaining days of 2015, we'll share the biggest stories of the year. Check in every day to see our Top 10 Moments of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2015 at The Jubilee Blog
Dear Friends, Over the last week your national Jubilee USA team pushed Congress to include Puerto Rico bankruptcy protection in their "Omnibus" budget package. Unfortunately, Congress just failed to act for the millions of Americans impacted by Puerto Rico's humanitarian... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at The Jubilee Blog
Image
By Greg Williams As Congress releases the "omnibus" package, bankruptcy provisions for Puerto Rico remain noticeably absent. Over the last week, bipartisan efforts to include Puerto Rico bankruptcy protection in the massive spending bill failed to move forward. Congress will... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2015 at The Jubilee Blog
Puerto Rico Update Here's the latest in our campaign to win Jubilee in Puerto Rico: Last week, Republican Representative Sean Duffy introduced legislation to grant the island bankruptcy protection, saying Congress "can't turn a blind eye" to "our brothers and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at The Jubilee Blog