Puerto Rico Event 6/16

Please call your Senate offices at (202) 224-3121 right away. Ask for their Legislative Director. Leave a message inviting them to our Puerto Rico debt briefing today at 2:00 PM in Dirksen G11. If you talk to a person, you can share more details from below:

Jubilee USA Network invites you to join us Thursday, June 16th for a special briefing and prayer service:
  
PROMESA: ADDRESSING PUERTO RICO'S DEBT AND HUMANITARIAN CRISIS
 
LUNCH BRIEFING AND PRAYER SERVICE 
  
Puerto Rico owes $72 billion in debt, or $20,000 for every man, woman and child on the island. Last week, the House of Representatives passed the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). This bill grants Puerto Rico tools to restructure its debt, promotes budget transparency and addresses the US territory's child poverty crisis. Please join us as we discuss solutions to Puerto Rico's debt and humanitarian crisis.
 
Thursday, June 16th, 2016
  
United States Senate Dirksen Office Building
Ground Floor, Room G11 

1:30pm
  
Lunch
 
2:00pm

Prayer Service
Reverend Jose Gonzalez, Pastor, Iglesia Presbiteriana en Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico - Sister Sheila Karpan, Justice Committee, Sisters of Charity, Leavenworth, Kansas - Reverend Stacy Martin, Board Member, Jubilee USA, Tampa, Florida - Sister Rose Marie Tresp, Director of Justice, Sisters of Mercy, Belmont, NC
2:15pm

Briefing on Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis and PROMESA


Welcome, Moderator, and Overview: Eric LeCompte
Executive Director, Jubilee USA and United Nations Debt Expert

Speaker: Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI) * 
Member of Congress, Wisconsin's 7th District
 
Speaker: Representative Pedro Pierluisi
Resident Commissioner, Commonwealth of  Puerto Rico 

Speaker:  Reverend Enrique Camacho
Executive Director, Caritas Puerto Rico

Closing RemarksLucas Swanepoel
Senior Director of Government Affairs, Catholic Charities USA
 
Closing Prayer: Reverend Priscilla Austin, Pastor, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Seattle, Washington -
   
RSVP to Lucas Giese at policy@jubileeusa.org or (202) 783-3566 x106.
 
* indicates tentative

Note: This is a "widely attended" event