Uncategorized

Sight & Sounds from the Backwards Budget .5K (video)

To raise awareness about the legislature’s “Backwards Budget,” the Together NC coalition hosted the first annual Backwards Budget .5K run on Tuesday.

About 100 participants braved the mid-day heat to run backwards around the Halifax Mall behind the NC General Assembly — shining a spotlight on the legislature’s failure to adequately fund public education, preventative health care, environmental programs, and tobacco prevention.

To watch a short clip from the race, click below:

One Comment


  1. Rah BIckley

    June 21, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Thank you for coming out in the heat with your imagination and your organizing to show with human bodies that our state lawmakers are taking North Carolina backwards with this awful budget. Whoever voted for these people, please take notice, and choose differently next election season.

Check Also

Lunch & Listen: As GOP leaders tweak Graham-Cassidy proposal, health care repeal bill is widely unpopular (video)

The latest effort to repeal and replace the ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

The 2011 state legislative maps – which have been used in three separate election cycles and six sta [...]

When the N.C. Senate elected Tom Fetzer to the UNC Board of Governors in March, it was widely seen a [...]

The 12 minutes spent on the phone with Duke Energy customer service shed no light on how — or if — c [...]

Crumbling ceilings. Failing air conditioning and heating systems. Broken down school buses. Mold inf [...]

When I began exercising regularly, I had a decision to make. Was I going to keep buying inexpensive [...]

The post ‘Phuming Phil’ appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

5---number of years since the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) was created by P [...]

Last week, the General Assembly announced which legislators will serve on the Joint Legislative Task [...]

Featured | Special Projects

NC Budget 2017
The maze of the NC Budget is complex. Follow the stories to follow the money.
Read more


NC Redistricting 2017
New map, new districts, new lawmakers. Here’s what you need to know about gerrymandering in NC.
Read more