In just a few short weeks, the Citizen’s Petition to The Campaign to Fix the Debt has reached 100,000 supporters – with more Americans signing-on each day.
"As we travel the country talking about the threat posed by our national debt and the need for action, we have received an overwhelming reaction from people across the spectrum who agree and want to help. This petition will provide these citizens with a way to ensure their voice is heard loud and clear," said Erskine Bowles, a former White House Chief of Staff.
Bowles, along with former Senator Alan Simpson, authored the seminal debt relief plan that came out of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and founded Fix the Debt with Simpson.
The Citizen’s petition was an idea forged at a Memorial Day barbecue by a group of friends – Rob Foregger, Craig DeLuca, Bob Anderson, Biddle Duke, Steve Silverman and Jim Del Favero – who wanted to create a bullhorn for those who want Washington to fix the debt now, not down the road.
"The voters are way ahead of their elected representatives in realizing we need to honestly 'do something' about this problem," said Simpson. "The American public is thirsting for the truth and bold leadership from their elected representatives. That is what this petition demands."
"I believe the founders of the petition have the energy that is needed to gather millions of signatures and greatly enhance our chances of success in forging a long-term solution on the national debt," added Bowles.
Have you made your voice heard? Click here to sign the Citizen’s Petition to Fix the Debt here, then share it with a friend.
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