Calling all YAL chapters!
Did you know that the national debt increased more in the last 10 years than the first two centuries of our history combined?
Did you know that you could spend $443,937 every second for a year and still not spend as much as the U.S. national debt?
Did you know that each and every taxpayer owes nearly $130,000 to pay off the national debt?
Did you know that this is your future?
You and I must bring attention to our government's radical spending spree! The enormity of this situation is only getting worse and our generation will soon face the dire consequences. To educate students and send notice to elected officials, YAL is organizing a national activism event for this month: "Visualize the Debt."
YAL's effort to "Visualize the Debt" will personalize and make real the true cost of our government's reckless spending to a new generation of Americans!
We are calling on all YAL chapters across the country to create a GIANT display on their campuses during the last week of this month -- March 28 - April 1 --
to help students visualize
the size and scale of the federal debt.
To incite some friendly competition and encourage you to organize the best debt display in the country, YAL National will award cash prizes to chapters which best carry out their events. All entries should be posted on the blog or submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15.
First place will win $500 in cash for their chapter; second place will win $250; and third place will win $100 -- not to mention all the bragging rights!
To get started, visit the "Visualize the Debt" web page for detailed instructions to successfully organize your event. Then, apply for your $100 activism grant to buy your supplies and request an activism kit filled with resources to help you educate your classmates.
Apply here to receive your $100 activism grant and a box of materials in the mail from YAL National.
What are you waiting for?
Call your chapter members right now to confirm their participation, book a high-traffic location on campus during the week of March 28 - April 1, and apply for materials and funds ASAP.