MEDIA ADVISORY: Town hall meeting in Charlotte will showcase benefits of public investment

Together NC, a budget issues coalition representing millions of North Carolinians, continues a statewide series of discussions this Thursday, May 28.

CHARLOTTE (May 28, 2009) -- Together NC, a collection of more than 60 non-profit organizations, service providers, and professional associations, hosts a town hall meeting in Charlotte about the importance of public investments on Thursday, May 28.

The meeting will continue 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.

WHEN/WHERE: May 28, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Main Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County
310 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Together NC is a broad and diverse coalition whose mission is to promote wise choices for shared prosperity for all North Carolinians.

The first meetings were held in Fayetteville and Asheville on May 18 and Elizabeth City on May 22. Future meetings will be held in Durham and Winston-Salem on June 3, Pittsboro and Rocky Mount on June 4, and Greenville on June 9.

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).