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Old 06-07-2005, 07:42 AM   #1
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TODAY's the DAY!

Jubilee USA Network *
Action Alert * June 7, 2005

President Bush and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair are meeting at the White
House in Washington *today* and debt cancellation is on their agenda.
Because of this meeting, we are asking you to call PRESIDENT BUSH at
202-456-1414 today, Tuesday, June 7 (please note this is a change - we had
previously asked you to call Treasury Secretary Snow today).

When you call, ask that President Bush announce, along with UK Prime
Minister Tony Blair, his support for a bold deal for 100% cancellation of
IMF and World Bank debt for all impoverished nations, without harmful
conditions. (See sample talking points below)

Thanks to your efforts in recent weeks, IMF debt cancellation is now back on
the table for discussion by the G-8, though the Bush administration and
Congress have not yet moved in their opposition to support the new sale of
IMF gold to finance it. But the list of countries likely to receive
cancellation is low – around 18 countries at most. Additional pressure is
needed in the next few days and weeks to push for a bold deal with more
countries and no harmful conditions! Please make a call today and circulate
this alert to friends and colleagues.

See for the latest news on debt, 5 ways you can take
action, and more...


** National Call-In Days to the White House -- June 7 and June 29 **

Call on President Bush to Wipe Out Debt at the G-8 Summit!

The summit of the G-8 will take place in Scotland from July 6-8. Thanks to
your efforts and campaigning over the years, additional debt cancellation is
on the agenda of G-8 leaders. But nations have not yet reached an agreement,
and a bold deal on debt is at risk of being replaced by a limited approach.

The Bush administration needs to hear from you at two key moments in the
next month. They need to hear your call for a bold deal on debt. For a deal
to be worth celebrating, it must be for 100% cancellation of all
multilateral debts including the IMF, it must be for all impoverished
nations, and it must come without harmful conditions that have been part of
previous debt relief schemes.


On June 7, President Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair will meet in
Washington with debt cancellation on their agenda. On June 7, Call
President Bush at 202-456-1414! When you call, ask that he:

- Announce, with Tony Blair, a deal for 100& cancellation of debts owed by
impoverished nations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to the World Bank,
the IMF, and the African Development Fund.

- Debt cancellation must be for at least 50 countries, and should include
countries that are not part of the HIPC Initiative like Nigeria, Haiti, and
Sri Lanka.

- Debt cancellation should not be conditioned on harmful economic policies.

- Sale of IMF gold could be combined with IMF reform to finance cancellation


On June 29, Jubilee USA Network, Africa Action, American Friends Service
Committee, and the 50 Years is Enough Network will gather outside the White
House in Lafayette Park to deliver thousands of postcards calling on the
President to Wipe Out Debt in 2005. While we are outside, Jubilee and debt
cancellation supporters should flood the White House phone lines with a
demand for a bold deal on debt.

On June 29, call the White House at 202-456-1414.

When you call, remind President Bush:

- Work with other G8 leaders to announce a bold new deal on debt at the G8
- A deal on debt cancellation must fully wipe out the debt by providing
100% cancellation of IMF, World Bank, and African Development Fund debt owed
by aal impoverished nations.
- Debt cancellation must be for at least 50 nations to start and must not
be conditioned upon economic conditions of any kind.

For all the latest news and action updates from now until the G-8 summit,

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Old 06-07-2005, 08:04 AM   #2
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Get those phones ringing.

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Old 06-07-2005, 08:25 AM   #3
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Just a little shoutout from Africa. PLEASE do whatever you can to make this a reality. I know that the numbers can be overwhelming, but I can tell you from experience that individual lives of people I know and interact with everyday will be affected by this. Do it for them. Do it for Adiza, Moussa, Abdoulaye, Nouhoum, Dramane, Kadidja, Koro, Fatim, Lala, Zoumana, Souleymane, Madou, Koumba, Aminata, Assitan, Kante, Fane, Seriba, Drissa, Ibrahim, Yacouba, Seydou, Awa, Bougouti, Cheick, Omar, Massama, Mohamed, Sory, Solo, Sanata, and name only a few,

We're one but we're not the same. You have the oppotunity to help make a difference....please don't let the chance slip away.
"I can't change the world, but I can change the world in me." - Bono

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Old 06-07-2005, 08:30 AM   #4
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I got action e-mails from Jubilee, the One Campaign and Africa Action about calling today.

Let's tell President Bush to do the right thing!
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I'm going to call him on my lunch break.

Thanks for your post sulawesigril4. God bless you and your work over there.
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Will do Sherry Daring.
Into the heart of a child...
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Thanks angels!
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I really pray that Bush does the right thing...So far only a few promises to Blair But must stay positive I know!

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