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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.

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