November 26, 2014

Grassroots Tools

Chart Talk
If you would like to provide a brief Concord presentation, please familiarize yourself with our series of "chart talk" slides and talking points regarding the national debt and the consequences of our long-term fiscal challenges.  These slides...
Principles & Priorities
Principles & Priorities is an interactive exercise in which participants learn how difficult it is to balance the federal budget. Working in groups of five to ten, participants review current spending priorities, suggest principles for the...
I.O.U.S.A. the Movie
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Directed by Patrick Creadon ("Wordplay"), "I.O.U.S.A." follows The Concord Coalition's "Fiscal Wake-Up Tour" and tells the story of America's four key deficits - budget, savings, balance of payments, and leadership - and their implications for...
Concord Videos
The Concord Coalition's videos are made possible by a generous grant from The Richard C. Munroe Foundation, Inc.
Debt Busters
Debt Busters is the condensed version of Concord's Principles & Priorities exercise. Unlike Principles & Priorities, this activity takes only about forty minutes to complete. In that time, participants will learn the basics of budget reform...
Fiscal Wake-Up Tour Online
The Concord Coalition believes that the nation's fiscal challenges can only be met with an engaged, informed, and demanding public. The Fiscal Wake-Up Tour's mission is to cut through the usual partisan rhetoric and stimulate a more...
The Federal Budget Challenge
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The Federal Budget Challenge is the online version of Concord's Principles & Priorities exercise. Created in collaboration with California-based non-profit Next 10, The Challenge is a truly interactive game in which players must think and...
The Penny Game
The Penny Game provides a good introduction to the elements and numbers in the federal budget. The activity works well for all ages, especially elementary, middle, and high school students. Here you can download and print the full exercise,...
Contact Congress Information
Help reverse the national debt and wake up Washington! Make sure your representatives know that you care about America's fiscal health. Your Congressman has the power to bring this issue into the spotlight. Please send a letter to Congress now and...
Find a Local News Outlet
Find local newspapers in your area so you can contact them and let them know where you stand this issue. Enter your city and state, submit, and you'll see a list of newspapers with links to their websites.