by Eric LeCompte, Jubilee USA
Negotiations around Puerto Rico are critical in Congress over the next 24 hours. Puerto Rico’s people are being asked to accept an affront to their democracy, a control board, as special interest lobbyists are trying to exclude essential debt restructuring tools in the legislation.
As Jubilee USA and our national religious partners are advocating for Puerto Rico in Congress – your phone call is essential to cross the finish line.
The Puerto Rican people are being pushed to have their democratic process violated as a few lobbyists are trying to get Congressional legislation stripped of comprehensive debt restructuring tools.
The next public version of the bill could come in the next 24 to 48 hours and that’s why we need you to act now.
Puerto Rico’s House and Senate just passed legislation supporting the island’s governor to stop making debt payments if he needs to pay for essential government services.