The following was sent out as an email to supporters on Thursday, November 29th.
By Erskine Bowles, Co-Founder, Campaign to Fix the Debt
When Al Simpson and I started this campaign a few months ago and asked you to support our plan for a comprehensive, bipartisan, commonsense solution to our national debt, you all stepped up in droves.
Over 310,000 of us have signed the Citizen’s Petition to Fix the Debt in three short months, letting Congress know that inaction on the upcoming fiscal cliff and our debt is NOT an option.
Yesterday, we were excited to deliver your message directly to Capitol Hill.
Mothers, business owners, grandparents, veterans, and citizens from across the country, who care deeply about our future, conducted meetings with Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle.
Yesterday was a bit of a “fiscal intervention.” In addition to all the other meetings taking place, Al and I attended a meeting with 20 members of the bipartisan "Go Big" caucus, and there was a lot of enthusiasm for reaching an agreement on a big plan to Fix the Debt. Most importantly, they greatly appreciated hearing directly from all of you.
So we need to keep it up. You can continue to help take the message of Fix the Debt to all of Congress by asking your representatives in the House and Senate to sign on to the letter linked below. It's already been signed by nearly 60 elected representatives. Can we make it 150 this week?
We’ll follow back up to let you know how we did.
Thank you all, very sincerely. Because of you, the future of our country will be a bright one.
Also, make sure to watch the video above of our press conference, featuring Maya MacGuineas and some other great supporters of our campaign!
P.S. Our effort to get 100 Representatives signed out to a letter to House and Senate leadership urging all options be put on the table was covered in the National Journal yesterday. Check out the article here: http://bit.ly/U4ILqx
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