Thousands of Americans gathered in more than 20 cities for a National Town Meeting on June 26th on the nation's fiscal future. Approximately 3,500 participants sent a strong message to leaders about the importance of action to strengthen the nation's economy in the short-run and their willingness to make tough choices to address growing deficits over the long-term.
Read the results of the AmericaSpeaks' Interim Report to Congress:
To learn more about the National Town Meeting, view the following resources. Stay tuned to USABudgetDiscussion.org for further updates, including an archive video of the entire event and a finalized analysis of the Town Meeting's findings.
About the Effort
The meeting was organized by AmericaSpeaks, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with the mission to reinvigorate American democracy.
The National Town Meeting was made possible by generous contributions from the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.