Washington ends debt ceiling shenanigans because college students tells them to
Here is a press release from Oklahoma City Unviersity:
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University Student Government Association President Emma Velez is calling on leaders in Washington D.C. to find common ground on raising the federal debt ceiling and reducing long-term budget deficits.
Velez has joined about 120 student body presidents from across the nation in sending a letter to President Barack Obama, Sen. Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging them to solve the debt crisis in an aggressive, yet balanced manor.
In addition to Velez, student presidents from American University, Georgetown University, Purdue University and others who represent 1.8 million college students in 40 states signed the letter.
“We’re urging congress and the president to reach a bipartisan compromise,” Velez said.
Part of the letter reads, “We support the framework laid out by the bipartisan fiscal commission and the efforts of the bipartisan group of leaders in the Senate as a realistic basis from which to work. Shared sacrifice and common purpose must underpin whatever compromise is reached.”
It concludes, “Your responsibilities as the president and members of congress must come before your political parties’ interest. In your negotiations, think about the next generation – not just the next election.” This is about our future, our education, our jobs, our families, our dreams, our country. But all we can do about it right now is to rely on your leadership. We ask you find the courage to lead.”
Message Sent Successfully
Be Sure to Check Out Our Top Headlines
- 24190Oklahoma baseball: Joe Simpson 'thrilled' that Sunny Golloway left OU
- 13456Classen School of Advanced Studies valedictorian disappears while hiking with family in Ecuador
- 11113Tom Ward is out as SandRidge's CEO
- 10453UPDATE: I-40 reopened at Shields after fatal wreck
- 7895Oklahoma State football: A stunning success story at the box office
- 6976Oklahoma State football: Mike Gundy lifts Wes Lunt restrictions, but too late
- 6568Prosecutors say stolen car was at heart of 2011 fatal shootings in Oklahoma City
- 6301Get App-y: Google Glass to offer heads-up computing
- 6165Team Blake's Danielle Bradbery wins "The Voice"; The Swon Brothers finish in third place
- 4992Will Oklahomans get on board with new water toy?
Back to share with a friend form.
Add More Recipients