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The Jubilee USA's UnHappy Birthday Card Campaign

by Sung-ok Lee

 
 
Contact: Office of Public Policy GBGM-Women's Division 100 Maryland Avenue, NE Room 530 Washington, DC 20002 (202)488-5660 Fax:(202) 488-5681
Contact:
Office of Public Policy
GBGM-Women's Division
100 Maryland Avenue, NE Room 530
Washington, DC 20002
(202)488-5660
Fax:(202) 488-5681

CALL FOR WORLD BANK AND IMF TO CANCEL DEBTS:

Call for World Bank and IMF To Cancel Debts:

Join the Jubilee USA’s UnHappy Birthday Card CAMPAIGN

                                                                     

The Jubilee USA network, a coalition of over 60 organizations in the U.S. working for a debt-free world, is asking individuals to send ‘birthday cards’ to the World Bank and IMF for their 60th birthday.  Through these cards, individuals can voice their concern about the global debt crisis and its effects on the world’s poorer countries.  Here’s how you can participate:

 

ü     Buy a birthday card (either from your local store or through the Service Center at
1-800-305-9857)

 

ü      Write the following greeting inside:

‘IMF and World Bank, on your 60th birthday, I call on you to cancel 100% of the debts of impoverished countries without harmful conditions!  For a true Jubilee celebration, let us join hands to break the chains of debt!’

 

ü      Be sure to write your name, city and state on the inside of the card.  On the outside of the card in your return address, make sure to indicate that you are a United Methodist Women member.

 

ü      Mail your World Bank/ IMF birthday cards directly to the Jubilee USA Network at the address below:

 

Jubilee USA Network

222 E. Capitol Street, NE

Washington, DC  20003

 

 

For background information on the global debt crisis and its effects on the world’s poorer countries, read the April 2004 Action Alert:  “An Un-Happy Birthday:  The World Bank and International Monetary Fund Turn 60” by clicking on Action Alerts on the main page of the Women’s Division website:  http://gbgm-umc.org/umw/ . 

 

For more information on the Campaign:  contact the office of Community Action at 212-870-3766 or email:  SLee@gbgm-umc.org.

 

 


Date posted: Apr 01, 2004