4 ways you can influence the debt debate
The nonpartisan Campaign to Fix the debt offers four ways Americans can amplify their voice on the debt issue, including signing a petition.
Here are four ways citizens can have their voice heard on the urgent need to sop up Americaâ€™s red ink, according to the Campaign to Fix the Debt. This nonpartisan movement was founded by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson to mobilize business, government, and policy leaders â€“ and Americans everywhere â€“ in an effort to pressure Washington. Find out more about these â€śaction stepsâ€ť at fixthedebt.org.
1. Sign a petition. Join nearly 400,000 Americans in signing a petition that tells Congress and the president to act now on a solution that is gradual and that addresses all parts of the budget.
2. Download a citizen tool kit. The kit explains how you can build a local movement to fix the national debt.
3. Volunteer. Put your Web, writing, organizing, and other skills to work as a volunteer. Become a local fix-the-debt leader.
4. Educate yourself. Use Fix the Debtâ€™s resources to learn the facts about the debt and why it matters, how to set up a meeting with your local member of Congress, and where to access blogs, documents, and infographics on the debt.
â€“ The Editors