Building a Stronger North Carolina
Hear an Overview of the North Carolina State Budget, Economic Forecast, and Issues Affecting Your Community & Add Your Voice to the Discussion
This year United Way, the NC Budget & Tax Center and the NC Justice Center are teaming up to share the story of the economy and the state budget. But, throughout this interactive session, your community will have the opportunity to respond and help write the next chapter in the story. During Building a Stronger North Carolina, be prepared to answer a few questions and to learn a few facts that you can put into action. Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect:
- How have the state budget and the economy impacted your community?
- What budget trends are developing, and how long will it take for NC to recover from the Great Recession?
- Is NC falling behind in areas like Education, Health and Public Safety?
- How can you impact the issues you care most about? Join with others to focus your local advocacy for the greatest outcome.
9:00 to 9:05 Welcome and Overview of the Morning
9:05 to 10:05 Debunking the Myths of the 2011 Legislative Session
10:05 to 10:30 Identifying Key Policy and Advocacy Issues for 2012
10:30 to 10:40 Break
10:40 to 11:30 Presentations and Q&A with Area Legislators
Hosted in the Triad by the United Ways of Forsyth County, Greater Greensboro, and High Point
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 16th from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Place: Girl Scouts’ Carolinas Peaks2Piedmont Triad Service Center (8818 West Market Street, Colfax, NC 27235)
RSVP: online at United Way of NC, or call United Way of Forsyth County at 336-721-9336
Jill Cox– Government Relations and Communications Director, UNITED WAY OF NORTH CAROLINA
Alexandra Sirota–Director, NC BUDGET & TAX CENTER
Louisa Warren–Senior Policy Advocate, NC JUSTICE CENTER