Last Thursday (5/12/2011) in front of the library on west campus, SBCC’s Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) put up a giant debt clock display. Our nation’s share of the debt is roughly $14.3 trillion, and with each number on a board the sign ended up being over 40 feet long! The display was meant to promote awareness to the students who will likely have the burden of paying off the giant debt load in their future. In addition to rising awareness, the YAL chapter setup a table and was collecting student signatures for a petition that will be sent to Congresswomen Lois Capps asking her to work on lowering our national debt.
More info on the national debt clock event and the SBCC YAL chapter can be found here.
The Santa Barbara News Press did a story on it here (you must be a registered user to read).