In case you missed it, the parent organization of NC Policy Watch, the North Carolina Justice Center, gained a new Executive Director in recent months. Rick Glazier, a veteran attorney from Fayetteville who served several terms as one of the General Assembly’s most accomplished and respected members, joined the organization in late summer.
Recently, the folks at one of North Carolina’s most important funders of progressive causes, the Winston-Salem-based Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, sat down with Rick to explore his vision for the Justice Center and, more importantly, the fight to end poverty and bring a semblance of economic justice to our state.
You can read the entire interview by clicking here, but I particularly liked this part:
“This is a critical moment in NC history, with an altered context that has challenged assumptions, protections, institutions and programs many believed were sacrosanct – not because they were infallible, but because they were a dynamic and vital part of the progressive, moral and economic fabric of North Carolinians’ lives. Many of these are sadly now under real threat of serious generational harm, including public education, the university system, our natural resources, voting and civil rights for all, and a true safety net of economic protections for our most vulnerable populations. The Justice Center leads in the fight for an economy that works for everyone.”
The staff members at NC Policy Watch are proud to play an important part in this fight. If you’d like to join us in the effort, we’d welcome your contributions — financial and otherwise. Click here for information or contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.