Concord Coalition to host interactive discussions

Concord Coalition to host interactive discussions
The Concord Coalition will host a series of interactive discussions around the Midwest in conjunction with their national "Fiscal Wake Up Tour" event in Omaha on April 4.

On Monday, March 13, Concord Director of Government Affairs Corey Davison will speak to the Yankton Morning Optimist Club at 7 a.m. at the Fryin' Pan in Yankton. The speech is open to Optimist Club members and the media.

On Tuesday, March 14, Davison and Ashley Lewis, Morningside College student and Concord Coalition intern, will speak to classes and student groups about fiscal issues. Davison and Lewis will be available for media discussions from 9 to 10 a.m. in Sioux City, IA.


On Tuesday, March 14, The Concord Coalition will hold a chapter discussion from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center in Ashley Hall at Iowa Western Community College, 2700 College Road, Council Bluffs, IA. Concord members, IWCC and Buena Vista University students, and the public are invited to discuss The Concord Coalition's "Fiscal Wake Up Tour," Concord's new portable debt clocks, fiscal responsibility issues, and how citizens can do to make a difference. The meeting is free and open to the public and the media.

On Wednesday, March 15, The University of South Dakota's Political Science League will host "Principles & Priorities," from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. in Old Main, Room 212, on USD's campus. Concord members, students, area citizens, and the media are invited to participate in this unique exercise.

The "Principles & Priorities" discussion will provide an opportunity for participants to consider federal spending and tax policies as Congress and the President craft them in this election year. Working in groups of six to 10, "Principles & Priorities" participants engage in a lively discussion of the pros and cons of several dozen actual spending and tax options, and the role of the federal government. "Principles & Priorities" concludes with a wrap-up discussion of the results from each group and discussions over groups' "re-election" chances, handling of the economy, and public policy ramifications.

The Concord Coalition was founded in 1992 by former Senator Warren Rudman (R-NH), the late Paul Tsongas, former Democratic senator from Massachusetts, and former Secretary of Commerce Peter Peterson. Former Senator Robert Kerrey (D-NE) joined Rudman as co-chair of the organization in 2002.

The Concord Coalition is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to balanced federal budgets and generationally responsible fiscal policy. The organization does not endorse, support, or oppose candidates for public office of political parties.

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