RALEIGH, NC (December 17, 2021) – Today, the North Carolina Justice Center, a preeminent voice for economic and social justice in North Carolina, is excited to announce that the Budget & Tax Center (BTC) is spinning off into a separate entity, with the new organization focusing on building equitable systems through long-term budget and tax policy goals. The North Carolina Justice Center will remain focused on its longstanding mission to lead, research, and advocate for the economic security of all North Carolinians.
“Now, more than ever, we must ensure that everyone in North Carolina has access to the resources, services, and fair treatment they need to thrive,” said Rick Glazier, Executive Director, North Carolina Justice Center. “We look forward to having another like-minded organization leading efforts to expand economic opportunities for North Carolinians in 2022.”
The NC Justice Center and BTC teams are currently working together to ensure a successful transition. The planned structural change will take effect on January 1, 2022.
“This organizational change follows much thought and planning and will help us do our best work to make sure public policy reflects the needs and priorities of people,” said Alexandra Sirota, Director of the Budget & Tax Center. “This move will allow us to focus on engaged fiscal and economic research and connecting with communities historically excluded from policy-making processes. Our goal is to advance proactive ideas that will ensure our state is a place where every person can be healthy and reach their full potential.”
The NC Justice Center will continue the fight for economic security by leveraging its five-pronged approach to addressing the state’s most urgent challenges:
- Litigation: Experienced attorneys take on high-impact cases that protect and expand the rights of workers, consumers, immigrants, and families with low incomes.
- Public Policy Advocacy: Skilled advocates work with government officials and allies to secure laws and policies that protect and expand economic security, including taking on systemic barriers to opportunity and economic mobility.
- Research: Expert analysts assess the social and economic challenges confronting families and communities with low incomes and develop policy recommendations to promote shared prosperity.
- Community Outreach: Educators and facilitators partner with community groups and leaders to support movements for change.
- Communications: Writers and media specialists generate content for both new and traditional media to shape the public dialogue and influence state policy.
About the North Carolina Justice Center: The North Carolina Justice Center is the state’s preeminent voice for economic, political, and social justice. As a leading progressive research and advocacy organization, our mission is to eliminate poverty in North Carolina.
About the NC Budget and Tax Center: The NC Budget & Tax Center is a non-partisan organization that works to document fiscal and economic conditions in communities to support the work of people, organizations, and government to advance solutions to poverty and pursue racial equity.