Federal Budget Exercise To Be Held Tomorrow at Longwood University, Site of 2016 Vice Presidential Debate

Press Release
Monday, September 12, 2016

FARMVILLE, VA. -- In advance of the vice presidential debate at Longwood University, students, faculty and staff there will participate in an exercise tomorrow afternoon in which they will face some of the difficult budget choices awaiting the next administration and Congress.

The “Principles & Priorities” exercise, developed by the non-partisan Concord Coalition, calls for participants to work in small groups to develop plans to put the federal budget on a more sustainable course. They will discuss and vote on dozens of proposals involving taxes, defense, Medicare, Social Security and other domestic issues.

The program will run from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Blackwell Ballroom on the university campus. Sara Imhof, Concord’s director of education and grassroots advocacy, will conduct the exercise.

This is the first in a series of programs on the federal budget that Concord is presenting at universities where this year’s presidential and vice presidential debates are to be held.

WHAT:   Federal Budget Exercise

WHEN:   3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13

WHERE:  Blackwell Ballroom, Longwood University in Farmville, Va.

Media contact: Sara Imhof, (319) 471-0236, [email protected]


The Concord Coalition is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to fiscal responsibility. Since 1992, Concord has worked to educate the public about the causes and consequences of the federal deficit and debt, and to develop realistic solutions for sustainable budgets. For more fiscal news and analysis, visit concordcoalition.org and follow us on Twitter: @ConcordC