Exploring Solutions to Our Long-Term Fiscal ChallengesStatement of Robert L. BixbyExecutive Director, Concord Coalition About Concord Coalition The Concord Coalition is a nationwide, non-partisan, grassroots organization advocating generationally responsible fiscal policy. The Concord Coalition was founded in 1992 by the late former Senator Paul Tsongas ( D-Mass. ), former Senator Warren Rudman ( R-N.H. ), and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Peter Peterson. Former Senator Bob Kerrey ( D-Ne. ) was named a co-chair of the Concord Coalition in January 2002. The Concord Coalition is dedicated to educating the public about the causes and consequences of federal budget deficits, the long-term challenges facing America's unsustainable entitlement programs, and how to build a sound economy for future generations. The Concord Coalition's national field staff and loyal group of volunteers cover the country, holding lectures, interactive exercises, conducting classes, giving media interviews, and briefing elected officials and their staffs.