MEDIA ADVISORY: Together NC to announce budget plan on Monday

Together NC to announce budget plan on Monday

An 11 a.m. press event will reveal the coalition’s policy strategy to raise $1 billion in revenue for education, health care and environmental protection
 
WHAT: Together NC press conference to unveil the coalition’s 2012 policy platform and “North Carolina’s Worth It” campaign —the plan to raise over $1 billion in state revenue to restore deep cuts to education, health care, and environmental protection. 
 
WHEN: Monday, May 14 at 11 a.m.
 
WHERE: NC Justice Center's large conference room, 224 S. Dawson St , Raleigh, NC 27601. The location has been shifted inside because of inclement weather. For questions, please call Jeff Shaw at (919) 863-2402 (office) or (503) 551-3615 (mobile).
 
WHO: Together NC coalition partners, a local elected official, and a business leader
 
WHY: State legislators made a choice in 2011 to take a cuts-only approach to the state budget.  They didn’t have to do it and we’re now seeing the consequences—fewer educators, limited early childhood education opportunities, decreased access to health care, higher tuition at our community colleges and universities.
 
 
RALEIGH (May 14) – Lawmakers chose to slash North Carolina’s commitment to education, health care and environmental protection through deep budget cuts. On Monday, May 14, a coalition of 120-plus groups will present a plan to restore North Carolina’s vital public investments.
 
Together NC coalition partners will gather in front of the state legislature to roll out the “North Carolina’s Worth It Campaign” -- a plan to raise over $1 billion to restore deep cuts to education, health care, and environmental protection. 
 
The coalition’s new policy platform was voted on by the 120-plus member groups. Speakers will include coalition partners, a local elected official and a business leader.
 
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Together NC is a collection of more than 120 non-profit organizations, service providers, and professional associations who have come together to promote wise choices for shared prosperity for all North Carolinians. For more information, visit www.togethernc.org
 
 
CONTACT: Together NC coordinators: Louisa Warren, (919) 801-0465, louisa@ncjustice.org or Rob Thompson, (919) 649-2449, rob@nccovenant.org.
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