This morning YWCA staff and volunteers attended a rally organized by ChildrenFirst/Communities in Schools of Buncombe County. The purpose of the rally was to create videos urging legistators to “Stand Up for North Carolina” by protecting vital public investments.
Here is the press release for the event:
Invest in education and health care to promote prosperity, Asheville groups say
Building prosperity in North Carolina requires supporting jobs, education and health care for our state’s people. A cuts-only approach to the budget would cost tens of thousands of jobs, devastate communities, and undermine vital investments in the future such as education and health care.
Members of the Together NC coalition, a statewide collection of more than 120 service providers, nonprofits and advocacy organizations, are organizing a series of “Stand Up For NC” rallies across the state. The rallies urge state leaders to take a balanced approach that includes the revenue needed to fund critical social priorities.
“When you try to fix a problem, you don’t throw tools out of your toolbox,” said Greg Borom, director of Advocacy and Community Engagement at Children First/CIS. “To protect North Carolina’s future, we have to protect vital public investments – and that means using every tool available to make sure that happens, including revenue.”
The videos from the rally will be posted on the Together NC’s YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/Togethernc10) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Together-NC/80260315641) pages.
“The Stand Up For North Carolina events show that people across the state care about funding vital public investments in our North Carolina’s future,” said Louisa Warren, a coordinator of Together NC.