Principles and Priorities

Principles & Priorities is an interactive exercise in which participants learn how difficult it is to balance the federal budget. Constituents working in groups of five to ten, review current tax and spending policies, suggest priorities for the future, and apply their personal principles throughout the exercise. 


What is Principles & Priorities?

Budget exercise

  • 1-2 hour immersive course
  • Appropriate for business, community and college groups
  • Exercise for multiple groups of 4-10 people
  • Suitable for as few as 8 or as many as 200 people

Help your community understand the complexities of balancing the federal budget.

Lead the Principles & Priorities exercise.

The Concord Coalition's "Principles & Priorities" game is the best way to understand the federal budget

Need help conducting Principles & Priorities? Ask us!

For advice, or to invite a Concord Coalition field representative to support your group, contact us at [email protected].

Congressional Staff?

Listen to Congresswoman Niki Tsongas discuss how much her constituents liked the exercise:


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