WHO: The Comeback America Initiative (CAI) led by former U.S. Comptroller General and CAI CEO, David M. Walker, sponsored by American University (AU) College Democrats, AU College Republicans, AU Kennedy Political Union, AU Roosevelt Institute, AU Student Government, AU School of Public Affairs, along with other local university organizations.
WHAT: The Comeback America Initiative “Speak Out, Don’t Freak Out” Forum with students from American University, Georgetown, George Washington University, and Howard University
WHERE: American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Mary Graydon Center, Rooms 3-5 and the quad where the $10 million a Minute Bus will be parked for most of the day.Campus Map
WHEN: October 9, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Mary Graydon Center, American University
Washington, D.C. (October 8, 2012) – The Comeback America Initiative (CAI) $10 Million a Minute, Speak Out, Don’t Freak Out Tour is coming to American University on October 9. Princeton Review ranks American University students as the #1 Most Politically Active making American University the perfect stop for a forum aimed at university students to discuss the massive debt burden. The $70 trillion debt is measured by CAI's Debt Burden Barometer.
The event will be a forum led by former U.S. Comptroller General and CAI CEO David M. Walker. The fiscal burden for every citizen, every college aged student, every child born is a whopping $227,000 and the nation’s overall debt (including unfunded promises and liabilities such as Medicare and Social Security) is $70 trillion and rising an astonishing $10 million per minute. The CAI $10 Million Dollar a Minute Tour bus will also be parked on the AU quad from 11:00 am on, making for a great visual where students will be able to obtain information.
In the forum, David Walker will discuss and answer student questions about why the $70 trillion and growing debt adds to the massive IOU being passed along to future generations, leading to a fiscal black hole. Results of a recent survey among university students will also be released.
David Walker is a political Independent and CAI is non-partisan and does not endorse any political candidates. Rather, CAI is encouraging citizens to seek serious answers from candidates and there is no better place to come than to American University where students are the most politically engaged.
CAI’s supporters span the political spectrum and include:
Former Senators Alan Simpson, Pete Domenici, Sam Nunn and Judd Gregg; Representatives Harold Ford, Jr. and Tom Coleman; former OMB and CBO director Alice Rivlin; past Federal Reserve Chairmen Alan Greenspan and Paul Volker; former DNC Chairs and Governors Ed Rendell and Roy Romer; former RNC Chairs Bill Brock and Mel Martinez; H. Ross Perot, Sr, former AARP CEO Bill Novelli, former Lockheed Martin CEO Norm Augustine; former SEIU CEO Andy Stern; former Deloitte CEO Mike Cook; Sojourners CEO Rev. Jim Wallis; and, former HP CEO Carly Fiorina.
American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and nearly 140 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation’s capital and around the world.