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Progressive nonprofits are on the road in February

NC Policy Watch is happy to be participating in the upcoming events described below. Please spread the word and let us know if you’d like to help bring the tour to your town, 

North Carolina’s legislature is out of control — and it’s time to speak out and push back.

The legislature’s “midnight attack” on our state’s teachers in January revealed their willingness to ram through an extreme agenda, no matter what it takes. They continue to attack our voting rights, too, pushing for a discriminatory voter ID law, withholding funds for Early Voting, and more.

Please join us at a public forum about how these hard-line conservatives are turning back the clock, who’s bankrolling their agenda, and what it means for our lives.

Featured speakers (depending on location) include MaryBe McMillan of the N.C. AFL-CIO, Chris Kromm of the Institute for Southern Studies, Chris Fitzsimon or Rob Schofield of N.C. PolicyWatch, and Robert Dawkins, Nancy Shakir or Linda Sutton from Democracy North Carolina.

You’ll have a chance to ask questions and share your perspective, too.

Come to a forum near you:

Fayetteville
Tuesday, February 7th at 6pm
Bordeaux Branch Library
3711 Village Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28304-1530
Speakers: Rob Schofield, Chris Kromm, MaryBe McMillan, Nancy Shakir
RSVP here

Asheville
Wednesday, February 8th at 7pm
West Asheville Library
942 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806
Speakers: Rob Schofield, Chris Kromm, MaryBe McMillan, Robert Dawkins
RSVP here

Winston-Salem
Thursday, February 9th at 7pm
First Baptist Church Chapel
700 Highland Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Speakers: Chris Fitzsimon, Chris Kromm, MaryBe McMillan, Linda Sutton
RSVP here

Sponsored by Democracy North Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies,
N.C. AFL-CIO, N.C. Policy Watch
and Progress North Carolina.

For more information contact Adam Sotak at adamsotak@democracy-nc.org or call 919-286-6000 ext 11.

2 Comments


  1. Frances Jenkins

    January 25, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Who is in this nonprofit group? Is it Planned Parenthood, Acorn, NAACP? I get the picture. It is all talk and no action to help the poor. It is about Barber, Rob and Fritzsimon, not the poor. The poor are the tokens to be used to achieve fame, money, etc. We have more poor than ever before because the groups established to help the poor exploit them.

  2. david esmay

    January 26, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Frances, what do you do to personally contribute to eradicating hunger or poverty in your community? My guess is nothing, it’s the conservative way to address any issue.

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