Today, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined the Campaign to Fix the Debt Steering Committee. As the former president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the chairman of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Mayor Villaraigosa is an important national voice for bringing people together to tackle the nation’s debt.
In our efforts to promote a deal that will avoid the fiscal cliff and a double dip recession, protect the most vulnerable, and put the national debt on a downward path, we have heard from doctors, teachers, National Guard reservists, small business owners and others. They have all expressed their concerns, whether about about protecting Social Security and Medicare, burdening future generations with debt, or the economic outlook of the United States, and are lending their voice to a bipartisan effort…
Join us Tuesday for our half day conference: Fixing the Debt: Reforming the Tax Code and Federal Health Spending. The event is being convened by the Campaign to Fix the Debt to bring a diverse group of key health, tax and budget thought leaders together to have a constructive conversation about a path forward on a budget deal.
By Erskine Bowles, Co-Founder, Campaign to Fix the Debt
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.
It 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.
Citizen and business leaders from across the country came to Washington, DC on Wednesday, November 28th, to discuss with policymakers the need for smart, bipartisan and comprehensive action to address the fiscal cliff and national debt. They met with Members of Congress and delivered the message from more than 300,000 signatories of the Citizen’s Petition to Fix the Debt: inaction is not an option.
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