MEDIA ADVISORY: Buncombe County Hosts First in Series of Statewide "NC Is Worth It" Forums


Join Together NC Next Week for the First in a Series of Forums on the Path to Shared Prosperity
ARDEN (Oct. 2, 2012) – Join Together NC for the first in a series of public forums to learn more about the fiscal decisions that will shape our communities.
Ever wonder how statewide budget decisions impact schools in Buncombe County? This is your chance to find out. Please join Together NC and our local partners for a public forum to learn about the impacts of funding decisions across North Carolina and in Buncombe County specifically. 


WHERE & WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m. at Valley Springs Middle School, 224 Long Shoals Rd, Arden, NC.
WHY: North Carolina’s public investments – our K-12 schools, our colleges and universities, our roads and our health care system – pave the way for our families and communities to grow, learn and thrive.
Unfortunately, many of these investments have suffered deep funding cuts since the onset of the Great Recession. In 2013, the state legislature will consider drastic changes to our revenue system, which could result in further deterioration of our schools and other investments or could put us back on the path to shared prosperity.
The Buncombe forum is the first in a series of events in at least six counties across North Carolina. Together NC is a broad and diverse coalition of more than 130 non-profit organizations, service providers and professional associations who have come together to promote wise choices for North Carolina’s future prosperity.
Other scheduled forums include:
Wake County: Tuesday, 10/9, 6 pm, Crosspointe Church, 6911 Carpenter Fire Station Road, Cary, NCa
Mecklenburg County: Wednesday, 10/10, 6 pm, Children’s Services Center, 601 E. Fifth St., Charlotte, NC
Durham County: Thursday, 10/11, 6 pm, Durham School of the Arts, 400 N. Duke St. Durham, NC
Cumberland County: Wednesday, 10/17, 6 pm, Cumberland County HQ Library, 300 Maiden Lane, Fayetteville, NC
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Rob Thompson, Executive Director, Covenant With North Carolina's Children, 919.649.2449,; Greg Borom, Director of Advocacy, Children First Buncombe County, 828.423.0698,