Monday, April 29, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Congressman Ami Bera will hosts the Concord Coalition's federal budget workshop at the AT&T Auditorium in Sacramento. Community members are invited to join the Congressman in proposing their own solutions to our nation’s budget problems. Participants will work in small groups to simulate federal budget negotiations. They will learn about ways America can address our debt issues, share their own budget priorities, and recommend a package of policies to help get America’s fiscal house in order. The session is led by Phil Smith who serves as the Director of Government Relations for the Concord Coalition.
People who want to take part in the workshop should RSVP at http://bera.house.gov/budgetworkshop or by contacting Bera’s Rancho Cordova office at (916) 635-0505. Media members planning to attend should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. represents Sacramento County. A lifelong Californian and first generation American, Bera is a physician and the only Indian American currently serving in Congress. He’s fighting to rebuild an economy that works for middle class families and to reduce our country’s debt in a responsible way. One of Bera’s first acts in Congress was to help lead the effort to pass the No Budget No Pay Act, which says if members of Congress don’t pass a budget, they don’t get paid. As a member of the No Labels' Problem Solvers, he’s working with people from both parties to find bipartisan solutions to our nation’s challenges. He and his wife Janine live in Elk Grove with their daughter Sydra. For more updates on Rep. Bera follow @RepBera on Twitter, likeCongressman Bera on Facebook, or visit http://www.bera.house.gov.
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