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25th Anniversary Reception: Learning Fiscal Lessons

Sep. 19, 2017, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Host:
Chase Hagaman
Address:
The Coach House Restaurant (Sargent Room) at the New London Inn
353 Main Street, New London, NH 03257
Free; RSVP required

Budget Chaos in Context: Fiscal Lessons Learned for a Challenging Future

State Representative Dan Wolf and attorney Brad Cook invite you to a cocktail reception with The Concord Coalition as it marks its 25th anniversary by looking at fiscal lessons learned the past quarter-century and how those lessons apply to the major policy challenges of the next 25 years.

While the political and economic landscapes have changed, one thing remains the same: our fiscal trajectory is unsustainable.

Concord’s Executive Director, Robert Bixby, and New England Regional Director, Chase Hagaman, will discuss current and future fiscal trends and challenges and share what Concord has been doing in New Hampshire in its push to engage citizens on these vital issues.

Whether you know Concord well, or are unfamiliar with its efforts, this reception will update you on the organization’s work and the need for a more productive fiscal policy conversation at the national level.

Concord was co-founded by former U.S. Senator for New Hampshire, Warren B. Rudman.

What: Budget Chaos in Context: Fiscal Lessons Learned for a Challenging Future

When: Tuesday, September 19

5:30 p.m., Reception & Registration; 6:15 - 7:00 p.m., Program

Where: The Coach House Restaurant (Sargent Room) at the New London Inn

353 Main Street, New London, NH 03257

About the Host
Chase Hagaman Headshot

Chase A. Hagaman is the New England regional director of The Concord Coalition. Concord is a nonpartisan organization that encourages fiscal responsibility in Washington and helps to raise public awareness about the need for responsible fiscal policies that protect our children and future generations.

Hagaman, a resident of New Hampshire, works with community leaders, student groups, business organizations, Concord volunteers, and elected officials across New England and upstate New York. He organizes public education events, performs media outreach and engages volunteers.

Hagaman is a member of the New Hampshire Bar. He received his law degree from the University of New Hampshire and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of South Florida. Hagaman’s work with law firms, the court system and state and municipal agencies helped shape his passion for public policy. He invests his personal time in his community, including coaching for a high school rowing program.

Hagaman joined Concord to champion the mission of its founders, the late Senators Warren Rudman and Paul Tsongas. As part of the next generation of leaders, Hagaman has become an ardent advocate for lasting reform who works to bridge generational gaps as he brings awareness to fiscal issues.

Celebrating our 25th Anniversary in Concord, MA: Fiscal Lessons for the Future

Sep. 25, 2017, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Host:
Chase Hagaman
Address:
The Colonial Inn
48 Monument Square, Concord, MA 01742
Free; RSVP required

Budget Chaos in Context: Fiscal Lessons Learned for a Challenging Future

Join The Concord Coalition as we mark our 25th anniversary by looking at fiscal lessons learned the past quarter-century and how those lessons apply to the major policy challenges of the next 25 years. While the political and economic landscapes have changed, one thing remains the same: our fiscal trajectory is unsustainable.

Featuring:

  • Congresswoman Niki Tsongas is the United States representative for the third district of Massachusetts, a seat she has held since 2007 and the same seat held three decades earlier by her late husband, Paul Tsongas. Paul was also a senator, presidential candidate and co-founder of The Concord Coalition.  

  • Doug Elmendorf is an economist, dean and Don K. Price professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and was the director of the Congressional Budget Office from 2009 to 2015.

  • Scot Lehigh is a columnist for the Boston Globe, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in national reporting for his coverage of the 1988 presidential campaign and has covered state and national politics since 1985. Scot will moderate a panel taking place during the event.

  • Robert Bixby is executive director of The Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan grassroots organization that advocates for generationally responsible fiscal policy.

 

What: Budget Chaos in Context: Fiscal Lessons Learned for a Challenging Future

When: Monday, September 25 12:00 p.m., Lunch & Registration; 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Program

Where: The Colonial Inn, 48 Monument Square, Concord, MA 01742

About the Host
Chase Hagaman Headshot

Chase A. Hagaman is the New England regional director of The Concord Coalition. Concord is a nonpartisan organization that encourages fiscal responsibility in Washington and helps to raise public awareness about the need for responsible fiscal policies that protect our children and future generations.

Hagaman, a resident of New Hampshire, works with community leaders, student groups, business organizations, Concord volunteers, and elected officials across New England and upstate New York. He organizes public education events, performs media outreach and engages volunteers.

Hagaman is a member of the New Hampshire Bar. He received his law degree from the University of New Hampshire and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of South Florida. Hagaman’s work with law firms, the court system and state and municipal agencies helped shape his passion for public policy. He invests his personal time in his community, including coaching for a high school rowing program.

Hagaman joined Concord to champion the mission of its founders, the late Senators Warren Rudman and Paul Tsongas. As part of the next generation of leaders, Hagaman has become an ardent advocate for lasting reform who works to bridge generational gaps as he brings awareness to fiscal issues.

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Regional Director Speaking to Nashua Rotary Club

Jul. 10, 2017, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Host:
Chase Hagaman
Address:
The Nashua Country Club
25 Fairway St, Nashua, NH 03060
Free

Chase Hagaman, New England regional director for The Concord Coalition, will be presenting on the need for generationally minded fiscal policy in Washington to Nashua Rotary Club members on Monday, July 10. 

About the Host
Chase Hagaman Headshot

Chase A. Hagaman is the New England regional director of The Concord Coalition. Concord is a nonpartisan organization that encourages fiscal responsibility in Washington and helps to raise public awareness about the need for responsible fiscal policies that protect our children and future generations.

Hagaman, a resident of New Hampshire, works with community leaders, student groups, business organizations, Concord volunteers, and elected officials across New England and upstate New York. He organizes public education events, performs media outreach and engages volunteers.

Hagaman is a member of the New Hampshire Bar. He received his law degree from the University of New Hampshire and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of South Florida. Hagaman’s work with law firms, the court system and state and municipal agencies helped shape his passion for public policy. He invests his personal time in his community, including coaching for a high school rowing program.

Hagaman joined Concord to champion the mission of its founders, the late Senators Warren Rudman and Paul Tsongas. As part of the next generation of leaders, Hagaman has become an ardent advocate for lasting reform who works to bridge generational gaps as he brings awareness to fiscal issues.

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Where are We Headed with the Federal Budget? Former Congressman Paul Hodes and the Concord Coalition Respond

Jul. 5, 2017, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Host:
Chase Hagaman
Address:
The Exeter Inn
90 Front Street, Exeter, NH
Free

Exeter – Non-partisan agencies, such as the Congressional Budget Office and the Government Accountability Office, warn that the Federal budget is on an unsustainable path.  And while political leaders continue to turn a blind-eye to the need for long-term fiscal policy reform, the federal debt grows closer to $20 trillion.

Recently proposed tax and spending plans run the risk of compounding existing budget shortfalls, moving the needle in the wrong direction.  For the sake of current and future generations, political leaders and citizens must act with fiscal responsibility in mind.

To educate the public about what’s at stake, the Rockingham County Democrats are sponsoring a talk by Paul Hodes, former Congressman from New Hampshire’s Second District, and Chase Hagaman, Regional Director of the Concord Coalition.  Their talk will be this Wednesday, July 5, at 7:00 pm at the Exeter Inn (Daniel Webster Room), 90 Front Street, Exeter, NH.

Hon. Paul W. Hodes served two terms in Congress (2007-2011).  A graduate of Dartmouth College and Boston College Law School, Hodes is President of a not-for profit political advocacy organization, an attorney, consultant to businesses and not-for profit institutions and a musician.

Chase A. Hagaman is the New England regional director of The Concord Coalition.  Hagaman, a resident of New Hampshire, organizes public education events, performs media outreach and engages volunteers in Concord's fiscal responsibility efforts.  He is a licensed attorney, having received his law degree from the University of New Hampshire after getting a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of South Florida.  The Concord Coalition is a non-partisan grassroots organization that advocates for generationally minded fiscal policy in Washington. 

A question-and-answer session will follow their remarks.

The event is free and open to the public.

WHO: Rockingham County Democratic Committee (sponsor)

WHAT: Paul Hodes and Chase Hagaman talking about the Federal budget

WHERE:  Exeter Inn (Daniel Webster Room), 90 Front Street, Exeter, NH

WHEN: Wednesday, July 5th, 7:00 PM

 

About the Host
Chase Hagaman Headshot

Chase A. Hagaman is the New England regional director of The Concord Coalition. Concord is a nonpartisan organization that encourages fiscal responsibility in Washington and helps to raise public awareness about the need for responsible fiscal policies that protect our children and future generations.

Hagaman, a resident of New Hampshire, works with community leaders, student groups, business organizations, Concord volunteers, and elected officials across New England and upstate New York. He organizes public education events, performs media outreach and engages volunteers.

Hagaman is a member of the New Hampshire Bar. He received his law degree from the University of New Hampshire and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of South Florida. Hagaman’s work with law firms, the court system and state and municipal agencies helped shape his passion for public policy. He invests his personal time in his community, including coaching for a high school rowing program.

Hagaman joined Concord to champion the mission of its founders, the late Senators Warren Rudman and Paul Tsongas. As part of the next generation of leaders, Hagaman has become an ardent advocate for lasting reform who works to bridge generational gaps as he brings awareness to fiscal issues.

Principles and Priorities with Representative Stephanie Murphy

Jul. 6, 2017, 2:30pm-4:30pm
Host:
Phil Smith
Address:
Winterclub Ski
2950 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL 32792
Free

The Concord Coalition facilitates our budget exercise, Principles and Priorities with Representative Stephanie Murphy and consitutents.

For more information, those interested may contact [email protected]

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Try your hand at balancing the federal budget with one of our educational exercises and really understand the difficult trade-offs.

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About the Host
Phil Smith headshot

Phil Smith is the Development Director and the National Political Director for the nonpartisan Concord Coalition, a nonprofit public policy organization dedicated to fiscal responsibility within the federal budget while ensuring that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are secure for all generations. The group is led by former US Senators Warren Rudman (R-NH), Bob Kerrey (D-NE), and former Commerce Secretary Peter Peterson.

Mr. Smith has worked on behalf of the Concord Coalition since 1995, helping to conduct seminars, congressional and presidential town hall meetings, as well as various other public policy initiatives related to budgetary issues such as the "Fiscal Wake-Up Tour."

On Capitol Hill and across the nation, Mr. Smith often delivers speeches to a range of political and civic organizations, colleges, universities, and financial planning groups. He works extensively with the media having appeared on most major television and radio networks including CNN, CNNfn, PBS, NPR, CNBC, C-span, the BBC and CTV (Canadian Television).

Before working for the Concord Coalition, Mr. Smith served on the Washington staff of former US Representative Doug Barnard (D-GA) and the Georgia capitol staff of several state representatives and senators. He was primarily raised in Athens, Georgia, home of the University of Georgia where he earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science (UGA class of 1990). Mr. Smith also studied Mexican Politics and Spanish at the University of the Americas near Puebla, Mexico and was awarded a visiting fellowship to Ming Chaun University in Taipei, Taiwan.

In 2004, the Governor of Georgia appointed Mr. Smith to serve on the Board of Directors of the Children and Youth Coordinating Council, a state agency that administers grants and oversees numerous youth projects in conjunction with the state department of Juvenile Justice.

Mr. Smith was chosen as one of the "Top 40 Under 40" by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2005 and is a graduate of the 2006 class of Leadership Georgia. He is currently the President of the Atlanta Kiwanis Club.

Blog Post

25 Years, 25 Lessons on Fiscal Reform

July 06, 2017

The Concord Coalition is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. From the beginning, we have been more than “deficit hawks” with an eye only for balanced budgets.

Blog Post

The American People, If Presented With Credible and Understandable Information, Can Make Tough Fiscal Policy Trade-offs

July 06, 2017
Over the past 25 years, The Concord Coalition has hosted hundreds of events with lawmakers, universities, civic organizations, trade associations and many others to focus attention on the nation’s long-term fiscal challenges. Our goal has been to present these audiences with straight-forward facts in programs that are free of partisanship and ideology. The message has been simple: Whether you prefer a smaller or larger government, it must be paid for.

Budgets & Bagels

Jun. 28, 2017, 8:30am-10:00am
Host:
Chase Hagaman
Address:
Sheehan Phinney
1000 Elm Street, 17th Floor, Manchester, NH 03101
Free; RSVP required

Join The Concord Coalition for coffee, bagels and a nonpartisan discussion on federal fiscal policy,
its impact on you and why your voice matters.

The federal debt will soon hit $20 trillion. Non-partisan agencies, such as the Congressional Budget Office and the Government Accountability Office warn that the budget is on an unsustainable path, while few in Congress or the Trump Administration seem to be concerned. They should be.

About the Host
Chase Hagaman Headshot

Chase A. Hagaman is the New England regional director of The Concord Coalition. Concord is a nonpartisan organization that encourages fiscal responsibility in Washington and helps to raise public awareness about the need for responsible fiscal policies that protect our children and future generations.

Hagaman, a resident of New Hampshire, works with community leaders, student groups, business organizations, Concord volunteers, and elected officials across New England and upstate New York. He organizes public education events, performs media outreach and engages volunteers.

Hagaman is a member of the New Hampshire Bar. He received his law degree from the University of New Hampshire and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of South Florida. Hagaman’s work with law firms, the court system and state and municipal agencies helped shape his passion for public policy. He invests his personal time in his community, including coaching for a high school rowing program.

Hagaman joined Concord to champion the mission of its founders, the late Senators Warren Rudman and Paul Tsongas. As part of the next generation of leaders, Hagaman has become an ardent advocate for lasting reform who works to bridge generational gaps as he brings awareness to fiscal issues.