With budget negotiations set to begin next week, Fix the Debt brought concerned Americans from across the country to Washington today to urge their representatives to work together on a more comprehensive approach to our fiscal challenges.
Fifty people from thirteen states came to Washington as part of the fly-in. These citizen-activists called on the 50 elected leaders they met with today to stop governing by crisis; start honest, bipartisan negotiations; and solve our fiscal problems, once and for all. Of the event, our Maya MacGuineas remarked:
Having so many people from coast to coast come to Washington to talk about the debt is really a big deal. Making sure lawmakers know that the public will be behind them as they make the tough decisions to fix our debt problem is essential to this process. Our elected leaders need to know that tough reforms that right our fiscal ship will make for good politics in addition to good policy.
You don’t have to travel to Washington to have your voice heard. Our new Citizens’ Plan to Fix the Debt offers a framework for attaining a fiscal plan that can garner broad support based on conversations with Americans across the country. You can support the efforts of Fix the Debt and our citizen-leaders by endorsing the plan.