Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, Microsoft on the Issues

More than 700 employees attended a town hall meeting today with Erskine Bowles, co-founder of The Campaign to Fix the Debt, to discuss the threats posed to our economy by the national debt.

The Campaign to Fix the Debt is a non-partisan movement to put America on a better fiscal and economic path. The campaign is comprised of people and organizations with a variety of social, economic and political perspectives who share the belief that America's growing federal debt threatens our future and must be addressed. The effort is focused on mobilizing key communities – including leaders from business, government, and policy – as well as people across America who want to see elected officials work together to solve our nation's fiscal challenges.

Brad Smith, Microsoft’s general counsel and executive vice president, joined Mr. Bowles. Along with other Microsoft employees at the event, Brad signed the campaign’s petition, which has received signatures from more than 300,000 people so far. Brad discussed Microsoft’s participation in the campaign in a Microsoft on the Issues post earlier on Friday.

Watch a video of today's event to learn more about Fix the Debt. More information and the campaign petition are available at www.fixthedebt.org. A transcript of remarks made by Brad and Erskine Bowles at the event is available on the Microsoft News Center.