Public Notice today announced the launch of an online petition urging the Republican and Democratic National Convention Platform Committees to address the growing national debt as part of their official party platforms. Public Notice recently sent a letter to both committees with the same message.
Gretchen Hamel, executive director of Public Notice, issued the following statement regarding the petition:
“With the national debt approaching $16 trillion, the deficit projected to exceed $1 trillion for the fourth straight year and neither party articulating a clear plan to change our fiscal trajectory, this petition aims to bring public pressure to bear on our leaders. In an election year, distractions abound, but real solutions are hard to come by. Our polling shows that nearly 80 percent of likely voters see the debt as an important issue Washington needs to address. Americans are ready for a boldplan to fix the problem, and it’s time for members of both parties to listen their concerns and lead.”
Click here to view the petition.