Did you know that the national debt is $18,000,000,000,000? That’s $18 trillion! Did you also know that Regent University is trying to change this staggering number, and that you can help? Regent University has a team participating in the “It’s Up to Us” challenge along with more than 47 other universities to raise awareness about the national debt. The winning team will win $10,000 and be recognized at the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in Miami, Florida.
“It really is up to our generation as well as the generation before and after ours to do something about this and address this issue. We believe that the first step of action is educating and raising awareness,” stated Juliana Melton, the team’s managing advisor. Regent’s Government student team members have sponsored many events on campus and were featured on sites such as The Blaze and CBN.
The team has been gathering as many signatures as possible, asking our U.S. and elected officials to work on lowering the national debt. This is the final week for the our Up to Us Team to get signatures, so Regent can win the national competition. You can sign the petition at www.ItsUptoUs.org/pledge and be automatically entered for a chance to win a $500 Amazon Gift Card at the same time! Just choose “Regent University” for the school on the petition. You can also like the Regent University’s Up to Us Facebook Page to learn more about the national debt crisis and what can be done about it.