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NC Council of Churches Legislative Seminar
March 27, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
The NCCC’s 2017 Legislative Seminar takes place Monday, March 27 at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 4801 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and programming starts
at 9:15. After three workshop sessions during the day, a brief closing worship takes place at 3:30.
This year, the Council will present the Faith Active in Public Life Award jointly to Congressman David Price and to Lisa Price, founder of North Carolinians Against Gun Violence. Congressman Price has been invited to offer an overview of activities at the federal level and how they stand to impact the state.
Confirmed workshop topics for the day and presenters include:
- Immigrants Among Us, Lori Fernald Khamala, American Friends Service Committee
- Voting Rights, Allison Riggs, Southern Coalition for Social Justice
- A Shared Fate: Rural and Urban NC in an Age of Economic Divergence, Jason Gray, NC Rural Center
- Privatizing Public Schools, Kristy Moore, NC Association of Educators
- Taxes and Budget, Alexandra Sirota, NC Justice Center
- Governor’s Powers Under Attack, Chris Fitzsimon, NC Policy Watch
- Churches and Voting, T. Anthony Spearman, NC Council of Churches and NC NAACP
- Redistricting, Anita Earls, Southern Coalition for Social Justice
- Health Care Decision, Willona Stallings, NC Get Covered
- Legislation Impacting the LGBTQ Community, Brent Childers, EqualityNC
- Stresses on Elections, Press Millen, Attorney
- Election Results – How They Broke Down, Brad Crone, Campaign Connections
- Spotlight on the Courts, Rob Schofield, NC Policy Watch
Whether you are new to grassroots advocacy or have been engaged in this critical work for some time, the Seminar offers the opportunity to hear updates on issues being discussed at the General Assembly, network with others who share your concerns, and learn how you can make a difference. The Council’s seminar is unique in North Carolina in bringing together progressive people of faith to learn ways they can impact legislation in our state.
Registration is underway. The cost, including lunch, is $25; $15 for students. Anyone who also registers for the Jack Crum Conference taking place March 25 in Greenville can attend both events at a discounted rate of $40. More information is available here.