August 1, 2014

Congressman Nolan Hosts Deficit Reduction Forum

Date and Time:

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Address:

University of Minnesota – Duluth, Kirby Ballroom
1120 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN

Summary:

Congressman Rick Nolan, along with the University of Minnesota – Duluth, and UMD’s Masters of Advocacy and Political Leadership recently hosted an interactive forum that gave the residents throughout the 8th Congressional District the opportunity to focus on federal programs, study real-life options and numbers, and make recommendations to deal with America’s budget and debt situation. 

Sara Imhof of The Concord Coalition - a nationwide, non-partisan, grassroots organization advocating generationally responsible fiscal policy – facilitated an interactive exercise during which participants worked in small groups to discuss several policy alternatives to reduce projected deficits. Participants discussed discretionary and defense spending, Medicare and Social Security proposals, and taxes.

 

More Details:

WHO:   Congressman Rick Nolan, The Concord Coalition, and the University of Minnesota-Duluth

WHAT: Deficit Reduction Forum

WHEN: 11:00am-1:00pm on Wednesday, September 4, 2013

WHERE: University of Minnesota – Duluth, Kirby Ballroom, 1120 Kirby Drive, Duluth

 

The program is free and open to the public.

Local elected officials, business owners, professional, students, seniors and all residents of the district are encouraged to attend.

 

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