From Bankrupting America…
ARLINGTON, VA – Bankrupting America, a project of Public Notice, today announced a multipronged online educational advocacy campaign leading up to the three-year anniversary since the last time Congress passed a budget. The campaign includes a web video, online advertising, a Twitter hashtag campaign and a grassroots call to action urging the Senate to pass a budget.
Congress last passed a budget on April 29, 2009, almost three years ago. Since then, Members of Congress from both parties have failed to work together to perform one of the federal government’s most basic functions.
Gretchen Hamel, executive director of Public Notice, issued the following statement announcing the campaign:
“It is unfathomable that Congress continues to spend taxpayer dollars without passing a budget. Families across America have to plan out budgets to make ends meet and they should expect the same from their elected officials.
“Congress needs to stop pointing fingers and do its job. The purpose of this campaign is to raise awareness among taxpayers that their representatives in Washington are failing in their most basic of duties.”
The Twitter hashtag campaign will involve tweets of what was happening in the world when the Senate last passed a budget. For example: No one had heard of an iPad #duringthelastbudget