Peter G. Peterson Foundation Launches $1 Million National Advertising Campaign

Nov 7, 2014

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Addressing Long-term National Debt Means More Economic Growth Today, More Opportunity Tomorrow

New 30-Second Ad called "More" Begins Airing November 9th on Sunday Morning Shows and Leading News Networks

NEW YORK — With the election over, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation today announced a $1 million national ad campaign called "More", which will air on leading Sunday morning shows and cable news channels. The new campaign highlights the key opportunity lawmakers have to address our nation’s unsustainable long-term debt in order to help ensure more economic growth, now and in the future.

"Now that the political season is behind us, it’s time to get to work," said Michael A. Peterson, President and COO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. "A solid fiscal foundation means more for America — more jobs, more investment, more growth and more economic opportunity. A comprehensive fiscal plan that is phased in gradually is essential to our economic health, and Americans agree the time to start is now."

The 30-second ad begins airing this Sunday, November 9, 2014, and will be featured on the Sunday morning shows: ABC’s This Week, CBS’ Face The Nation, Fox’s Fox News Sunday, and NBC’s Meet the Press, as well as on cable channels including: CNBC, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. To preview the ad and for more information, visit www.pgpf.org/more.

Full text of the ad:

NARRATOR: Now that the elections are finally over, it’s time to get to work: fixing our long-term national debt to help build a stronger economy. With a solid fiscal foundation, we can create more jobs, invest more in innovation and infrastructure, and make America more competitive, giving our kids a better future. A bipartisan solution to our long-term debt means more growth today, more opportunity tomorrow. And the time to start is now.

About the Peter G. Peterson Foundation
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the nature and urgency of key long-term fiscal challenges threatening America's future, and to accelerating action on them. To address these challenges successfully, we work to bring Americans together to find and implement sensible, long-term solutions that transcend age, party lines and ideological divides in order to achieve real results. To learn more, please visit www.pgpf.org.

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