Fix the Debt Colorado leaders met with Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) (right) on February 15.
While members of Congress were back home last week for the President’s Day Recess, Fix the Debt citizen leaders in the states were busy driving home the message to their representatives that the national debt must be addressed in a thoughtful, comprehensive and bipartisan manner.
At least 33 events were conducted in all 23 states with Fix the Debt chapters. Events included public forums, roundtable discussion, small business tours and meetings with eight senators and 19 members of the House of Representatives.
As Campaign to Fix the Debt head Maya MacGuineas put it:
The national debt is not just an ‘inside the Beltway’ issue. From defense contractors in Maryland and manufacturers in Arizona to college students in Maine, the debt affects everyone and Congress needs to hear their perspectives.
To learn more about our state chapters, visit http://www.fixthedebt.org/state-chapters.
Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) (center) talked with Fix the Debt Wisconsin leaders on February 20.
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