It's Up to Us

WHERE STUDENTS
COMPETE TO SAVE AMERICA'S
FISCAL FUTURE

Up to Us is a nationwide campus competition that empowers students to educate their peers on our long-term national debt, how it could affect their economic opportunities, and what their generation can do to have a voice in raising awareness of our fiscal challenges.

Up to Us enables students to give their generation a voice. Students know best what will interest and matter to their campus communities! Selected teams will receive training and funds to run tailored campus campaigns to educate their peers and inspire collective action.

National Debt graph

U.S. debt is on an unsustainable path under many scenarios. Our federal government is running a deficit, annually spending more than it receives in revenue. To make up for this, the U.S. borrows money, adding to federal debt. If the gap between revenue and spending is not reduced over the next 30 years, there will be consequences for everyone.

By 2050, interest costs on the debt are projected to be more than four times what the federal government has historically spent on education, R&D, and infrastructure combined.

Healthcare is the major driver of the projected
federal spending growth over the long term.

National Debt graph

U.S. debt is on an unsustainable path under many scenarios. Our federal government is running a deficit, annually spending more than it receives in revenue. To make up for this, the U.S. borrows money, adding to federal debt. If the gap between revenue and spending is not reduced over the next 30 years, there will be consequences for everyone.

By 2050, interest costs on the debt are projected to be more than four times what the federal government has historically spent on education, R&D, and infrastructure combined.

Healthcare is the major driver of the projected
federal spending growth over the long term.

National Debt graph

U.S. debt is on an unsustainable path under many scenarios. Our federal government is running a deficit, annually spending more than it receives in revenue. To make up for this, the U.S. borrows money, adding to federal debt. If the gap between revenue and spending is not reduced over the next 30 years, there will be consequences for everyone.

By 2050, interest costs on the debt are projected to be more than four times what the federal government has historically spent on education, R&D, and infrastructure combined.

Our federal government is running a deficit, annually spending more than it receives in revenue. To make up for this, the U.S. borrows money, adding to federal debt. If the gap between revenue and spending is not reduced over the next 30 years, there will be consequences for everyone.

National Debt graph

U.S. debt is on an unsustainable path under many scenarios. Our federal government is running a deficit, annually spending more than it receives in revenue. To make up for this, the U.S. borrows money, adding to federal debt. If the gap between revenue and spending is not reduced over the next 30 years, there will be consequences for everyone.

By 2050, interest costs on the debt are projected to be more than four times what the federal government has historically spent on education, R&D, and infrastructure combined.

Healthcare is the major driver of the projected
federal spending growth over the long term.

SCHOOLS THAT PARTICIPATED IN YEAR 2

Belmont University Belmont University
California State Universit, Fullerton California State Universit, Fullerton
Duke University Duke University
George Washington University George Washington University
Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois Institute of Technology
Luther College Luther College
University of Miami University of Miami
New York University New York University
Northwestern University Northwestern University
Oklahoma State University Oklahoma State University
Pace University Pace University
Rice University Rice University
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
University of Texas Pan American University of Texas Pan American
Tufts University Tufts University
University of Central Florida University of Central Florida
University of Michigan University of Michigan
University of New Mexico University of New Mexico
University of Tennessee University of Tennessee
University of Austin Texas University of Austin Texas
West Virginia Wesleyan College West Virginia Wesleyan College

JUDGING & PRIZES

The winning team will receive $10,000 and be recognized by President Clinton at the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U). Campaigns will be judged by a diverse panel of prominent business, political, and media leaders.

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