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UM-Ann Arbor Launches Chapter Of "The Can Kicks Back"

Students rally to fix the national debt

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the debate over the sequestration and federal budget continues in Washington, students at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor launched a chapter of the national The Can Kicks Back campaign at an event Wednesday afternoon featuring John Dingell, Representative for the 12 th district of Michigan.


Student leader Madelynne Wager got involved with The Can Kicks Back campaign to get her voice, as well as others' voices on the University of Michigan campus, out to the public on the issue of the debt and how it relates to the Millennial generation.

"It's time to get Congress to start talking about the future generations and how the debt will impact us in the future, not just the present," said Wager. "It's time for Congress to stop 'passing the buck' and take action now to protect and ensure our countries future."

"I got involved with the Can Kicks Back because I started to feel like the can. Every time our leaders in Washington kick that can down the road, they tie our hands and are essentially kicking our generation and our hopes, dreams, and futures out of reach" said Ashley Webb, Flint area director of the Can Kicks Back.

The new University of Michigan chapter will join over 100 other high school, college, and young professional chapters across the country to grow the campaign as well as to expand the number of millennial voices that have something to say about the debt.

"We started this campaign because young Americans' futures are in peril if Washington keeps kicking the can down the road and delaying tough choices," said Nick Troiano, TCKB's National Field Director and a graduate student at Georgetown University.

The Can Kicks Back (TCKB) is a non-partisan, Millennial-led campaign to educate, organize and mobilize young Americans on the issue of the nation's $16.6 trillion and growing national debt. TCKB is the Millennial outreach partner of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. For more information visit:

The Campaign to Fix the Debt is a national, non-partisan coalition of business, government and policy leaders as well as more than 360,000 concerned citizens who are dedicated to urging federal lawmakers to forge a plan to solve our nation's fiscal problems. For more information visit: .

Contact: Noah Blank or Peter Spadafore  Email: Mobile: 517.896.5951

SOURCE Fix the Debt Michigan

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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