Drop it Like it's Hot, Pt. 4
Our buddy Sarah at Jubilee USA sends word that since the Iron Lady is in the US this week, they're calling on people to phone the World Bank and ask that Liberia's debt be cancelled.
Call In Script
Hi, My name is ---- from CITY, STATE.As Liberian president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf visits Washington, DC, I am calling to urge that Mr. Wolfowitz support immediate cancellation of Liberia's debt so the country can use its resources for vital needs like electricity, health, and education. It is unjust and inhumane that the people of Liberia have to pay back debts that were incurred under corrupt governments, especially when the people never saw any benefit. Even more unfair is the creditor's insistence that Liberia pay back $1.5 billion in arrears before seeing any type of debt relief. This just doesn't make sense for a country where three-fourths of the people live on less than a $1 a day. Please use your influence to cancel Liberia's debt immediately.