October 1st marked the start of the new fiscal year for the United States government at a time when our country's debt has surpassed $20 trillion and pressing economic issues are trending. While lawmakers debate policies that will shape the country’s fiscal future, students on college campuses across the country are kicking off Up to Us’ sixth-annual campus competition to ensure their generation’s voices are heard.
As the only national, campus-based initiative dedicated to engaging college students on fiscal sustainability and economic opportunity, Up to Us is a non-partisan initiative to raise awareness of the economic impact that our growing national debt will have on their future.
“Up to Us is a powerful, growing movement of young people working to ensure better economic opportunities for their generation,” said Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. “With our national debt at $20 trillion and growing, younger Americans have the most to lose from the effects of our dangerous fiscal policy, and the most to gain from solving this challenge. This nationwide network of students is engaging and energizing their peers to raise awareness about the very real consequences of the debt – for their job opportunities, for their families, and for the future, they will inherit.”
To read to official launch press release, visit our media page.