The Fix the Debt team is on the ground at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, where tonight President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney will meet again for the second televised Presidential Debate. The town hall style debate will focus on domestic issues and foreign policy, with both candidates responding to questions posed by citizens in the audience.
With time running short until the fiscal cliff becomes a reality, the national debt continues to be a central topic among students and other voters in New York. And like the nearly 280,000 Americans who have signed the Citizens Petition to Fix the Debt, many folks here are struggling to absorb why leaders in Washington continue to dither in the midst of an economic crisis, and why detailed and comprehensive plans to fix the debt haven’t been produced by either presidential candidate.
Unquestionably, inaction is no longer an option, as Sen. Al Simpson and Erskine Bowles emphasized to the Hofstra community yesterday. They hosted “America's Debt and Deficit Crisis: Issues and Solutions,” a lively campus event attended by a crowd of well-informed students, faculty and seniors, whose insight and stories continue to heighten the national conversation about the debt.
We hope tonight you help us continue that conversation in your community by hosting a Debate Watch Party, like the Graham Family from Kentucky (above), joining another party in your neighborhood or following us @fixthedebt on Twitter, where we will again fact check the presidential debate live online.