New York – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) will be available for interviews on Wednesday while attending the United Nations International Donors’ Conference towards a New Future for Haiti, which will mobilize international support for the development needs of Haiti in an effort to lay the foundation for Haiti’s long-term recovery.
Congresswoman Waters has been a longtime leader in Congress advocating for democracy, development and humanitarian assistance and debt relief for Haiti. She authored a bill to cancel Haiti’s debt to multilateral development institutions that the House recently passed; the Senate passed similar legislation, and it is expected to become law soon.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters
The Congresswoman has also traveled to Haiti twice since the earthquake, securing supplies for relief workers, touring camps for displaced persons and meeting with U.S., U.N., and nongovernmental officials to assess progress and determine need.