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 realistic public dialogue regarding our nation's outlook and the required trade-offs. We believe that elected leaders in Washington know there is a problem, but are unlikely to act unless forced to by their constituents.
The Tour began as a series of public forums around the country. Since then, our project has grown and we have begun the process of organizing local committees to increase the focus on our nation's daunting long-term fiscal challenges.