Debt Clock to Make Stop at Baylor April 24

April 18, 1997

WACO, Texas -- The Concord Coalition Debt Clock, a 20-foot long clock that tracks the national debt, will be on display at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Burleson Quadrangle on the Baylor University campus.

Jay Whitis, Concord Heart of Texas Chapter president, and Drew Scheberle, Concord Texas director, will speak about the national debt, and Young Republicans and Young Democrats also will be present at the exhibit.

The Debt Clock displays digitally the amount of money the United States owes to creditors. As of April 3, the national debt was $5.4 trillion. According to the Debt Clock, the national debt is growing by $9,000 each second.

The Debt Clock is one of two such clocks in the country. One is on permanent display in Times Square in New York City. The second clock is on traveling display and has made recent trips through Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Louisiana.

The Concord Coalition is a national, non-partisan, grass-roots political organization that advocates the elimination of federal budget deficits. Though the Debt Clock exhibit, the group strives to interest U.S. citizens, especially young adults, in its goal of a balanced budget.

For more information, contact the Concord Coalition of Texas at (512) 445-7221.

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