SOURCE: Town Hall Los Angeles

September 04, 2007 18:09 ET

Town Hall Urges Community Not to Miss Fiscal Wake-Up Tour in Southern California

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 4, 2007) - TOWN HALL LOS ANGELES hosts the Fiscal Wake-Up Tour on its Southern California leg, Tuesday, September 11, 2007, at the Millennium Biltmore in Los Angeles and the Atrium Hotel in Irvine. Taxpayers have the opportunity to voice their concerns about the growing US debt, market meltdowns, and the progress of the war in Iraq.

Keynote speaker, Comptroller General David Walker of the US Government Accountability Office, recently warned, "Our long-term fiscal outlook is both imprudent and unsustainable. Improvements in information and processes are needed and can help. Meeting our long-term fiscal challenge will require tough choices, bi-partisan cooperation and compromise. The time for action is now!"

Program panelists include Robert L. Bixby, Executive Director, The Concord Coalition; Alison Acosta Fraser, Director, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation; and Isabel V. Sawhill, Senior Fellow, Center on Children and Families, The Brookings Institution.

The Fiscal Wake-Up Tour is a joint public engagement initiative by The Concord Coalition, the Budgeting for National Priorities Project at The Brookings Institution and The Heritage Foundation. The purpose of the Tour is to explain why budget analysts of diverse perspectives are increasingly alarmed by the nation's long-term fiscal outlook.

Throughout its history, TOWN HALL has hosted discussions on the nation's economy. Speakers have included Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and three chairmen of the SEC. Recently, the current SEC Chairman -- Christopher Cox -- addressed "Integrity in Municipal Markets."

TOWN HALL LOS ANGELES is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization comprised of business leaders and engaged citizens dedicated to examining important issues facing our society. Town Hall's events, on-air programs, and written communications bring leaders and visionaries together to discuss and interact with our community while educating, generating solutions, and positively affecting our region for generations. To become a part of this tradition, join TOWN HALL.

All accredited members of the media are invited to cover this event.

**Please credit TOWN HALL LOS ANGELES in your coverage.

Downtown Los Angeles Luncheon Program
When:     Tuesday, September 11, 2007
          12:00 PM Registration & Lunch
          12:30 PM Program and Q&A

Where:    Millennium Biltmore Hotel
          506 South Grand Avenue
          Los Angeles, CA 90071

Note: The Comptroller General and Speakers are available immediately before and after the LA luncheon ONLY -- not in Orange County.

For more information, visit Cost: $42 - $55

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