Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Concord Coalition and the University of Denver are bringing the Fiscal Wake-Up Tour to Denver on Thursday, October 22nd. The discussion begins at 7:00 pm. The panel includes:
Hon. David M. Walker, President and CEO, Peter G. Peterson Foundation, former Comptroller General of the United States
Robert L. Bixby, Executive Director, The Concord Coalition
Isabel Sawhill, Director, Budgeting for National Priorities, Brookings
Brian Riedl, Senior Policy Analyst, The Heritage Foundation
Following the panel discussion there will be a Question and Answer session.
The Concord Coalition believes that only with an engaged, informed and demanding public can the nation's fiscal challenges be met. The Fiscal Wake-Up Tour's mission is to cut through the usual partisan rhetoric and stimulate a more realistic public dialogue on what we want our nation's future to look like, along with the required trade-offs. We believe that elected leaders in Washington know there is a problem, but they are unlikely to act unless forced to by their constituents. The Tour began as a series of public forums around the country and now, in addition to those forums, we are organizing in-depth local committees to further focus attention on our nation's daunting long-term fiscal challenges. Read More