Student body presidents from across the country are asking: ‘Do We Have A Deal Yet?‘ including JMU’s own Pat Watral.
The campaign is geared toward “asking President Obama and legislative leaders to come to a consensus on raising the debt ceiling, while also supporting the Gang of Six’s deficit deal” according to ABC News.
The Do We Have A Deal Yet members sent out a letter to legislative officials with a clear message:
“While you may disagree over which party shoulders more blame for our current situation, one thing is certain – young people will shoulder the consequences of gridlock during a time that requires bold action.”
Much of the support seen for this campaign comes from school leaders hoping for achieving economic stability by looming graduation dates for many. University of Georgia’s student body president Mallory Davis sees this as an opportunity to connect with campuses across the nation as well as other school representatives for the greater good of the country.
This grassroots campaign came from conversations at Georgetown University, and within a week the Student Association of the University was involved and gathering support.
As a University we have a responsibility to become involved in issues that our generation will see the potentially detrimental consequences of. No matter your major, class standing or political affiliation, know the issue and share your opinion.
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