Statement of Rick Jacobs, chair and founder of Courage Campaign:
"The so-called 'Campaign to Fix the Debt' is nothing more than a front group to protect tax cuts for the wealthy while balancing the budget on the backs of the poor and elderly. The fact that Mayor Villaragosa, or any other Democrat that claims to want to protect Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid, would join this effort is nothing short of shameful. Villaragosa should spend his time focusing on the needs of Los Angeles not working as a front man for corporate CEOs looking to protect their tax cuts. Mayor Villaragosa should resign immediately."
Courage Campaign is joining a campaign started on SignOn.org that has already gathered more than 11,000 signatures: www.signon.org/sign/mayor-villaraigosa-hands
You can learn more about the Campaign to Fix the Debt here: http://www.ips-dc.org/reports/ceo-campaign-to-fix-the-debt/