Common Sense Action (CSA) is hosting the Rhode Island Fiscal Summit in Alumni Hall at Brown University on February 23, 2013. Using Rhode Island's fiscal challenges as a case study, we hope to explore the impact of as well as solutions to the large federal deficits and debt crisis.
We ask: as we try to reduce our deficits, how do Americans from all political backgrounds come together to make the hard cuts and necessary investments to create a sustianable economic future for the next generation? The summit will conclude with brief remarks from Common Sense Action on how our generation can inspire sensible political action.
12:00pm - 12:15pm: Brown's President, Christina Paxton will introduce Steve Rattner as the Keynote Speaker
12:15pm - 1:00pm: Keynote address by Steven Rattner (Brown ’74), former Counselor to U.S. Treasury, media contributor, Chairman of Willett Advisors, and Steering Committee member of the Campaign to Fix the Debt
1:00pm - 2:00pm: Join us for a networking lunch and roundtable discussion.
2:00pm - 3:30pm: Panel discussion moderated by Ted Nesi, WPRI reporter and blogger for Nesi's Notes on WPRI.com. Panelists include:
- Allan Fung: Mayor of Cranston Rhode Island.
- Robert Weygand: Vice President for Finance and Administration, URI. Former U.S. Representative (RI-2) and Lieutenant Governor.
- Laurie White: President, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce.
3:30pm - 4:00pm: CSA leads a discussion on your ideas and reflections. What action can we take to ensure politicians emphasize youth issues?
We look forward to seeing you there! Please reach out to us with any questions as well as visit our page at commonsenseaction.org