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Diane RavitchWe’ve had to move this Thursday’s very special NC Policy Watch Crucial Conversation luncheon with Diane Ravitch to a larger-than-usual space to accommodate the demand for seats (we’ll be in Venture Hall at Marbles Kids Museum – which is in the IMAX Theatre Building) but fortunately, this move has freed up some extra space so you still have time to RSVP!  

Don’t miss out on this chance to hear from America’s most important defender of public education at this critical time.

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When: Thursday, March 21, at 12:00 p.m. — Box lunches will be available at 11:45 a.m.

Where: Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St. in downtown Raleigh.

Cost: $10 – includes box lunch.

Space is limited — pre-registration required.

Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or rob@ncpolicywatch.com.

Diane RavitchAmerica’s leading spokesperson for public education, Diane Ravitch, will be in Raleigh next Thursday March 21 to headline an NC Policy Watch Crucial Conversation luncheon. Diane is, among other things, the author of several books including “The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education,” a professor at NYU, a former Bush I administration official and a prolific speaker and blogger. You can follow her at www.dianeravitch.net

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When: Thursday, March 21, at 12:00 p.m. — Box lunches will be available at 11:45 a.m.

Where: Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St. in downtown Raleigh.

Cost: $10 – includes box lunch.

Although we have moved the event to a larger hall at Marbles, tickets are going fast so don’t get shut out and miss the opportunity to hear from this important American at this critical time. 

Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or rob@ncpolicywatch.com.

 

Liz Schuler, Secretary Treasurer of the AFL-CIO

Some seats still remain for next Monday’s NC Policy Watch Crucial Conversation with Liz Shuler, Secretary-Treasuer of the AFL-CIO. Shuler will discuss the ongoing legislative assault on workers and the right to unionize (both in North Carolina and nationally) and what it has meant for American working people.

Don’t miss this important opportunity to hear from this powerful and important voice for working families.

When: Monday, March 4, at 12:30 p.m. — (Note later than usual start – box lunches will be available at 12:15 p.m).

Where: Center for Community Leadership Training Room at the Junior League of Raleigh Building, 711 Hillsborough St. at the corner of Hillsborough and St. Mary’s streets.

Cost: $10 – includes box lunch. Box lunches will be available at 12:15 p.m.

Space is limited – pre-registration required.

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Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or rob@ncpolicywatch.com.

Today is the last day to register for tomorrow’s NC Policy Watch Crucial Conversation with former Federal Communications Commission chairman, Dr. Michael Copps:  “Big money, dark money: The threat posed to our democracy by media consolidation and secretly-funded elections.”   

The event is co-sponsored by Common Cause of North Carolina and will take place at 12 noon at the Junior League of Raleigh building. The cost is just $10 and features a box lunch that will be available at 11:45.

Hope to see you there!

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Big money, dark money: The threat posed to our democracy by media consolidation and secretly-funded elections

Featuring the former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Dr. Michael Copps.

Co-sponsored by Common Cause North Carolina.

Few developments in modern America pose a greater threat to the health of our democracy than the rapid consolidation of media corporations and the equally speedy demise of voter-funded elections. Increasingly, control of both our telecommunications infrastructure and our political campaigns rest in the hands of a comparatively tiny (and sometimes-overlapping) group of super-wealthy individuals and corporations.

For decades, Michael Copps has been battling these destructive trends and advancing common sense solutions – first as a longtime staff person in the U.S. Senate, then as Assistant Secretary of Commerce, and, from 2001 to 2009, as one of five commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission.

Don’t miss this important opportunity to hear from this incredibly knowledgeable voice of reason on these critically important subjects.

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