December 5, 2015

Puerto Rico Progress

In an historic mobilization to Washington, D.C., hundreds of Puerto Rican community, government, labor and faith leaders, and allies joined for a National Day of Action for Puerto Rico to urge Congress to pass legislation addressing the growing fiscal and humanitarian crisis on the island of Puerto Rico. Jubilee's Executive Director, Eric LeCompte, joined eight Members of the House of Representatives and Senator Chuck Schumer and Senator Richard Blumenthal for a press conference on Puerto Rico.‎ Leaders from as far as Florida, Ohio, Massachusetts and Illinois met with dozens of Members of Congress. The National Day of Action comes on the heels of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Puerto Rico’s fiscal crisis, as well as a congressional briefing. The National Day of Action Leaders were clear in their statements that the Federal Government needs to take strong, substantive and constructive action now to stabilize Puerto Rico and protect the current and future livelihood of millions of American citizens living on the island. For the full press release, click here.

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