WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Campaign to Fix the Debt announced its strategic partnership with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the foremost business advocate among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) business owners. Representing over 1.4 million LGBT businesses and entrepreneurs, the NGLCC recognizes that the continued recovery and long-term success of the U.S. economy, and the diversity that fuels it, hinges on lawmakers' ability to rein in the country's long-term debt and deficits. NGLCC is also a founding member of the National Business Inclusion Consortium which represents diverse communities that total more than $8 trillion in consumer spending power.
"We've partnered with the Campaign to Fix the Debt because we recognize that business cannot grow in a climate of economic uncertainty," said Justin Nelson, NGLCC co-founder and president. "We don't have to be partisan, but business leaders do have to be political. Businesses need certainty and predictability to stay on a steady growth trajectory and continue to drive this economy and create jobs."
"The Campaign is pleased to stand with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce to call on Washington to temporarily put aside partisan politics and work together to truly stabilize and reduce the federal debt. The window of opportunity is closing. Right now lawmakers have a chance to work past our differences for the sake of our economy, and the economy of tomorrow," added Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt.
The Campaign to Fix the Debt is a non-partisan movement asking lawmakers to work together on legislation large enough to stabilize and reduce the national debt as a share of the economy. Members come from a broad range of social, economic and political perspectives with the belief that America's growing debt burden threatens our future, and that we must address it now. The Campaign will mobilize key communities – including leaders from business, government, and policy – and people all across America who want to see elected officials step up to solve our nation's fiscal challenges.
For more information about the Campaign to Fix the Debt please visit FixtheDebt.org
SOURCE Campaign to Fix the Debt