Common Ground Summit to Fix the Debt

Sponsor:
Campaign to Fix the Debt
Topics:
National Policy, Stakeholder Summit
Location:
Washington, DC
Date:
February 2013
Participants:
Approximately 100

In February 2013, the Campaign to Fix the Debt, a national bipartisan effort to encourage elected leaders to enact a comprehensive debt deal, convened a Common Ground Summit, hosting 100 stakeholders from across the political and policy spectrum to find shared agreement on ways to address the national debt.

Participants provided input on: the ramifications of addressing – and not addressing – the national debt in a comprehensive manner in 2013; the major obstacles to reaching bipartisan consensus on how to address the debt; and the principles that should guide the development of a long-term debt reduction plan.

At the end of the meeting a number of theme statements were tested to determine a ‘super-majority’ support. Those receiving super majority support (2/3 or more) became the basis for a Common Ground priorities document that the vast majority of participating organizations signed on to. A subset of the participating organizations joined an Advisory Board to design a plan of action for the year to come.

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