Uncategorized

Wake, Mecklenburg, Durham, Cumberland Counties to host “NC Is Worth It” forums

The good folks at Together NC will be holding a series of public forums over the coming days about state fiscal policy decisions and the impact they will have on local communities throughout the state. 

This is from the announcement:

Ever wonder how statewide budget decisions impact schools in Wake, Mecklenburg, Durham or Cumberland County? This is your chance to find out. Please join Together NC and our local partners for a public forum to learn about the impacts of funding decisions in these counties and across North Carolina.

WAKE COUNTY: Tuesday, October 9, 6:00 p.m., Crosspointe Church, 6911 Carpenter Fire Station Road, Cary, NC

MECKLENBURG COUNTY:
Wednesday, October 10, 6:00 p.m., Children’s Services Center, 601 E. Fifth St., Charlotte, NC

DURHAM COUNTY: Thursday, October 11, 6:00 p.m., Durham School of the Arts, 400 N. Duke St. Durham, NC

CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Wednesday, October 17, 6:00 p.m., Cumberland County HQ Library, 300 Maiden Lane, Fayetteville, NC

North Carolina’s public investments – our K-12 schools, our colleges and universities, our roads and our health care system – pave the way for our families and communities to grow, learn and thrive.

Unfortunately, many of these investments have suffered deep funding cuts since the onset of the Great Recession. In 2013, the state legislature will consider drastic changes to our revenue system, which could result in further deterioration of our schools and other investments or could put us back on the path to shared prosperity.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Rob Thompson, Executive Director, Covenant With North Carolina’s Children, 919.649.2449,rob@nccovenant.org; Greg Borom, Director of Advocacy, Children First Buncombe County, 828.423.0698, gregb@childrenfirstbc.org.

Together NC is a broad and diverse coalition of more than 130 non-profit organizations, service providers and professional associations who have come together to promote wise choices for North Carolina’s future prosperity.

Check Also

Senate will vote today on right-wing blogger nominated by Trump for court of appeals

The full U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

When Gov. Roy Cooper visits Wilmington on Monday, it's unlikely that he will be greeted by the [...]

When Gov. Roy Cooper signed the Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention or STOP Act into law last month, [...]

Support for needy districts and key positions within North Carolina’s top public school agency may b [...]

Wilmington is bustling this summer. Downtown, horse-drawn carriages take tourists along the riverfro [...]

It’s not an original thought to point out that the Trump Administration is a larger version of what [...]

Why this is not “business as usual” and should not be condoned Sometimes all one can do is stand and [...]

5.0---percentage of overall state spending in the 2017-2018 budget passed by the General Assembly as [...]

The post A legislative addiction appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

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