Something remarkable happened Wednesday night in the first Presidential Debate:
The candidates actually started discussing their plans for how they will bring down our deficits and deal with our debt!
We didn’t get an entire debate about the debt as we’d asked, but the major focus of the evening was on our most important fiscal issues – and that’s a major victory.
It means they’re hearing us!
Something really special is happening as this movement grows. Ten days ago we said our goal was to get 250,000 signers of the Citizen’s Petition to Fix the Debt, and we’ve already reached that goal. That’s more than 100,000 in only a matter of days!
We also saw something pretty incredible start to happen last night in Denver where the debates were taking place: local citizens took photos of themselves holding a tin can with the word of something that mattered to them – like healthcare or education – imploring our leaders in Washington:
“DON’T KICK MY CAN DOWN THE ROAD.”
It was so cool. And it’s something we can all do. So, to get started, we’ve added a new section of our website to make it easy for you to look your representatives in the eye and tell them why we care about fixing the debt. Simply visit this “Why I Care” page, and upload your photo:
I'll be honest and say that sometimes it can feel like despite all our efforts, Washington DC and “the powers that be” seem totally deaf to what matters.
Last night was hopeful, though. We’re breaking through. We’re starting to be heard. Now it’s time to turn up the volume even louder!
Also, in case you missed it, here's a great little video about what supporters in Denver said about why they care:
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