10 November 2011

Press Release: American Action Network Launches Campaign Backing Balanced Budget Amendment

WASHINGTON – The American Action Network today announced an advocacy initiative encouraging select Members of Congress to vote for a Balanced Budget Amendment. Next week the House of Representatives will vote on a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution. American Action Network Chairman Norm Coleman and American Action Network President Brian Walsh issued the following statements:

“Our nation's greatest liberties and freedoms have been guaranteed by our Constitution for more than 220 years,” said Senator Norm Coleman, Chairman of the American Action Network. “It's now time for our Constitution to guarantee to future generations of Americans that massive debt will never again undermine our national and economic security.  The passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ensures that no matter who controls Congress, or the White House, we have the protection of the most powerful document in our history.  Americans can sleep at night knowing that the U.S. Constitution, amended to include a Balanced Budget Amendment, will be hard at work protecting America's future from the fiscal excesses of our elected officials in Washington, D.C.”

“In the current economic downturn American families have made tough choices to make ends meet and stay within a budget, but the federal government continues its reckless spending on irresponsible bailouts and stimulus programs that don't work,” said Walsh. “The national debt is on track to exceed $15 trillion any day now and the federal government is projected to run yawning budget deficits for the foreseeable future, so it only makes sense to enact legislation forcing Washington to be responsible. Families have to balance their budgets every day. Many states are required by law to balance their budgets annually. Let's introduce that level of accountability to the federal government.”

This campaign will consist of television and internet advertising beginning today and running through the middle of next week. Visit the American Action Network's YouTube channel to view the ads.

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The American Action Network is a 501(c)(4) 'action tank' that will create, encourage and promote center-right policies based on the principles of freedom, limited government, American exceptionalism, and strong national security.  The American Action Network's primary goal is to put our center-right ideas into action by engaging the hearts and minds of the American people and spurring them into active participation in our democracy.

Courtney Parella

Communications Director