April 30, 2017

Des Moines Register Sponsors Community-Wide Deficit Reduction Program

Date and Time:

Monday, November 14, 2011 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm


Parents Hall - Olmsted
2875 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311


The Des Moines Register, in partnership with Drake University, sponsors The Concord Coalition to conduct its interactive budget exercise. Iowan's will have the opportunity to determine their ideal plan for deficit reduction and to have their voices heard in advance of the upcoming Congressional Super Committee report and the first-in-the-nation Presidential caucuses.

More Details:

With the economy on the minds of every American and the federal budget a key issue for the Iowa caucus, The Des Moines Register and The Concord Coalition are giving you the chance to have your voice heard.  On Monday, November 14th, the public will get to demonstrate to politicians how to civilly discuss and make the tough choices.

The event, led by Robert L. Bixby, executive director for The Concord Coalition, and Sara Imhof, Midwest regional director, will feature an interactive exercise where community members, business leaders, students and young professionals will ultimately recommend how to reduce the nation’s deficit.

Come join us at this free event at Drake University.  The program starts at 6:30 pm.  This one-of-a-kind program has limited seating, so, be sure to RSVP here (blue box, right side of screen above).

About Principles and Priorities Events:

Principles & Priorities is our flagship exercise that has been used in hundreds of High Schools, Colleges and Universities across the country. In it, participants make decisions about the best combination of program spending and tax policies to match with their larger sense of what the principles behind our budgets should be and what priorities the government should place at the forefront of fiscal decision-making. Learn more about our classroom exercises