Nov. 25: National Debt Discussion
Two hundred trillion and change.
Well, $200,504,905,764,260, to be exact. That's the current amount of true debt owed by the United States. How it and the federal budget will impact young Americans and future generations will be the topic of the Generational Equity event, presented by the millennial-led and non-partisan The Can Kicks Back (TCKB) campaign, on Monday, Nov. 25, in room 100 of the Gilbert Science Center.
The event will feature a discussion with U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) moderated by Ryan Schoenike, co-founder and executive director of The Can Kicks Back campaign, and will include a screening of the non-partisan deficit documentary "Overdraft," presented by the Travelers Institute.
RSVP on TCKB Facebook event.
The event is co-sponsored by the Augustana Committee of Undergraduate Political Scientists (COUPS), the Augustana Student Association (ASA), Augustana Democrats and Augustana College Republicans.
The Can Kicks Back is a non-partisan campaign led by young people that advocates for a fiscally sustainable and generationally equitable federal budget. TCKB has more than 100 chapters in 38 states across the country ready to mobilize young people to fight for their future and send their messages to Washington.