Holden Forum on ‘National Campaign to Fix the Debt’ May 1

| April 22, 2013

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Join the Holden Public Policy Forum for the next Pizza & Politics discussion on May 1, at 6 p.m., in the Winifred Moore Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required and can be made online here.

Former Governor of Tennessee Phil Bredesen, steering committee co-chair of the national Campaign to Fix the Debt will be the keynote speaker. The Campaign to Fix the Debt is a non-partisan movement to put America on a better fiscal and economic path.

The Campaign focuses on educating Americans about the debt and mobilizes communities and leaders to work together to press elected officials to “step up to solve our nation’s fiscal challenges.” To date, more than 350,000 Americans have signed the Citizen’s Petition, available at the Campaign website, demanding congress and the president take action to solve the debt crisis.

The U.S. debt crisis is owned by every American and according to Fix the Debt, “inaction is not an option.” The size of U.S. public debt is more than 70 percent of the economy. Rising debt will slow economic growth and reduce the average citizen’s standard of living. Higher debt will also negatively impact future generations and leave the United States less able to respond to the crises of the future.

“There is no question that the debt crisis is among the most profound challenges our nation faces,” says Holden, who serves as co-chair for Fix the Debt’s Missouri chapter. “The Forum has long been focused on creating dialogue around the key issues in national headlines and engaging citizens to meet new challenges facing our community, our state, and our nation. We are honored to welcome Gov. Bredesen and we echo his challenge to take action on this issue and to urge elected representatives to do the same.”

Viewers can also watch the program online at the Forum’s Ustream channel, http://www.ustream.tv/channel/holden-forum-live.

Event details are available at the Forum’s website, http://www.holdenpolicyforum.org.

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