Members of “Citizens’ Commission on Jobs, Deficits and America’s Economic Future” Demand Equal Media Coverage for Middle Class Economic Agenda, Growth Strategy for Deficits


Saying that the White House deficit commission proposals are “fundamentally misguided” and are taking the economic debate in the dangerous direction of austerity, a group of well-known experts and leaders of civic organizations will release their own “Report and Recommendations of the Citizens’ Commission on Jobs, Deficits and America’s Economic Future,” at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 30.

The 36-page report contains a plan to maintain investments needed to speed up economic growth and produce jobs while lowering the federal deficit to a sustainable level in the long term. The report and links to related materials will be posted at

They will announce a nationwide campaign to oppose the job-killing, middle-class-devastating austerity measures proposed by Republicans in Congress, President Obama’s deficit commission co-chairs, perennial deficit hawks such as Peter G. Peterson, and some Democrats.

WHO: Robert L. Borosage, co-director of the Campaign for America’s Future.
Deepak Bhargava, executive director of the Center for Community Change
Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and president of PolicyLink,
Mary Kay Henry, president of the Service Employees International Union
Larry Cohen, president of the Communications Workers of America.
Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor; professor of public policy at University of California, Berkeley.
WHAT: Telephone news conference
WHEN: 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Participant Number: (800) 862-9098