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Advocates pose “350 challenge” to McCrory, legislators

Take The 350 ChallengeCommunity leaders challenge Gov. McCrory to live on reduced unemployment benefits for one week

Group says Governor has no idea how much pain he will cause lower and middle class families with new law.

Raleigh, NC – A group of community leaders and advocates are calling on newly-elected Governor McCrory to literally put his money where his mouth is and commit to live for one week on the maximum unemployment benefit of $350 that is being proposed by the North Carolina General Assembly.

“If the new Governor thinks this is a reasonable proposal, he obviously has no idea what it is like to live on so little money,” said Kevin Rogers, Policy Director for Action NC, the sponsor of the challenge. “The Governor needs to understand the pain he will be inflicting on unemployed workers from all over the state.”

Action NC is challenging Governor McCrory to live on $350 a week, the proposed maximum benefit under a new unemployment insurance scheme being proposed in the North Carolina Assembly. The proposal cuts the maximum weekly benefit from $650 a week to $350.

WHO: Unemployed workers, community activists, concerned citizens

WHAT: Rally with speakers and visuals

WHEN: Monday, January 28 at 10:30am

WHERE: Outside Old State Capitol, South side (facing Fayetteville St.) 1 E. Edenton St., Raleigh

For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/TakeThe350Challenge

One Comment


  1. wncgirl

    January 28, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Be sure to take out for rent or house payment which should leave McCrory with 125.00 a week for all other expenses… have fun Governor!

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