I generally do not sign petitions; nor do I normally ask others to do
However, I was impressed by the broad bi-partisan nature of those
coming together in Maryland to organize a State Chapter of Campaign to
Fix the Debt and I consider the debt crisis to be one we can all play an
active role in trying to solve.
Last week I did sign this petition and now do urge others to at least
consider signing on as well.
Below is a statement from the Maryland Chapter co-chairs:
Big news for Maryland: the Campaign to Fix the Debt has launched a
chapter right here at home.
Our nation's over-extended credit card is a looming crisis for everyone
from Washington, DC, to Baltimore, and it's vital that our elected
leaders in Washington hear from all of us that the cost of inaction is
too great. They must come together to find a bipartisan, commonsense
So, I'm thrilled to let you know the details of our Maryland launch
which took place Monday:
Former Chief of Staff to Governor O'Malley, Michael Enright, former
Chief of Staff to Governor Ehrlich Chip DiPaula, and others - including
former U.S. Representatives Wayne Gilchrest and Tom McMillen, who ran
against each other for Congress - formally came together as the Maryland
state steering committee. The steering committee also includes a broad
range of Maryland's political, community, and business leaders. This
bipartisan group of leaders will represent us in the media, to our
Maryland officials, and in Washington, DC, over the weeks to come.
Today, tomorrow, and in the days and weeks ahead, we need you to help
demonstrate the call for action in Maryland. Three things you can do to
support the launch:
1) Build our Maryland voices committed to Fixing the Debt. Share the
petition today with five of your friends and neighbors.
2) We are building a citizens steering committee for Maryland. If
you're interested in serving on it, let us know by hitting reply to this
email or filling out this short form:
3) Join a Fix the Debt citizens group. Are you a parent, small business
owner, or part of a military family? We need you, right now. Tell us
more about yourself here: http://act.fixthedebt.org/page/s/TellUsMore
With the imposing fiscal cliff due to take effect at the end of the
year, these next few weeks are critical to the campaign. Thank you for
all you do, and for all we'll do together.
former Chief of Staff, Office of Governor Martin O'Malley
former Chief of Staff, Office of Governor Bob Ehrlich