MEDIA ADVISORY: Together NC town hall meetings in Asheville, Fayetteville will showcase benefits of public investment

Together NC, a budget issues coalition representing millions of North Carolinians, kicks off a statewide series of discussions this Monday, May 18.

ASHEVILLE, FAYETTEVILLE (May 18, 2009) – Together NC, a collection of more than 60 non-profit organizations, service providers, and professional associations, hosts two town hall meetings about the importance of public investments on Monday, May 18.

The Asheville and Fayetteville meetings will be the first in a series of town hall discussions to be held across the state. The purpose of the discussions is to let elected officials hear from people in their communities about the importance of public programs and services so that legislators can make budget decisions that support communities and families and do not undermine the state's economic recovery.

ASHEVILLE 
Date and Time
Monday, May 18, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Location
United Way for Asheville and Buncombe Co.
50 South French Broad Ave.

Local Host
Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County

Other
Legislators and local elected officials have been invited to the event.

 

FAYETTEVILLE

Date and Time
Monday, May 18, 10 am to Noon

Location
Cumberland County Bordeaux Branch Library
3711 Village Drive

Local Host
AARP North Carolina

Other
Legislators and local elected officials have been invited to the event.

The events will be recorded.  Audio and video clips of the event will be made available to the media.

Together NC is a broad and diverse coalition whose mission is to promote wise choices for shared prosperity for all North Carolinians. Future meetings will be held in Elizabeth City on March 22, Charlotte on March 28, Durham on June 3rd and Pittsboro and Rocky Mount on June 4.  A meeting is also being held in Fayetteville today.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Jeff Shaw, communications director, North Carolina Justice Center, 919.863.2402 (office) 503.551.3615 (mobile); Rob Thompson, executive director, Covenant with North Carolina's Children, 919.866.3280 (office)  919.649.2449 (mobile).

 

 

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