Thursday, June 24, 2010

AmericaSpeaks: Our Budget, Our Economy June 26

AmericaSpeaks: Our Budget, Our Economy

Town meetings to address the long term Federal budget deficit will happen on June 26 at the Albuquerque Convention Center, simultaneously with over 20 other cities throughout the country.

The purpose of these forums is for Americans to voice what they think the best solutions are to reduce the Federal deficit.

"AmericaSpeaks will present the priorities that emerge from the national discussion to Congress and President Obama, as well as the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and the Bi-Partisan Policy Center’s Debt Reduction Task Force. In the weeks and months following the event, we will work with participants, as well as our local and national partners, to continue to educate the public about the challenges facing the nation and to raise awareness about the national priorities that were produced through the discussions."

A number of local organizations have been engaged to participate, such as the conservative Rio Grande Foundation on one end of the spectrum and the progressive Center for Civic Policy on the other.

As of last Friday only about half of the total possible number of participants had been reached in Albuquerque. The intent of these forums is to reflect the demographics of where they are being held. In Albuquerque Latinos and indigenous people are not yet represented proportionally.

You can read more about the process and sign up to participate USA Budget

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