Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and The Concord Coalition hosted a federal budget workshop April 16 using Concord's Principles and Priorities exercise. The exercise was held at the University of Connecticut's Rowe Center for Undergraduate Education. Chase Hagaman, Concord's New England regional director, helped faciliatate the event. Dozens attended, representing a broad swath of individuals in the community. The audience engaged in a hands-on experience with the federal budget while at the same time having their views heard by one of their senators.
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