The Young Democrats of North Carolina (YDNC) will gather in Raleigh on Thursday, June 2 to ask the General Assembly to maintain North Carolina’s investment in public education. The YDNC Legislative Action Day will begin at 8:15 a.m. in Room 422 of the Legislative Office Building. Click Here to Join Us!
YDNC President Sam Spencer sees the event as an opportunity for regular North Carolinians of all ages to speak out and defend the institutions that make North Carolina great:
“False austerity is no excuse for infringing upon the rights guaranteed by the North Carolina Constitution: the 'privilege of education,' 'free elections,' equality, and 'the pursuit of happiness,’” said Spencer. “The Republicans in the North Carolina House and Senate should recognize that North Carolina’s priorities – education and job creation – didn’t change when they took control of the General Assembly.”
YDNC will hold a press conference at 11:30 a.m. in the LB Press Room to advocate to:
- Maintain the one-cent sales tax as part of a “common sense budget that preserves North Carolina’s historic investment in education.”
- Defeat costly legislation that restricts our constitutional promise of free elections.
- Defeat the Marriage Amendment that unnecessarily restricts human rights.
Supporters of YDNC can follow the Young Democrats on Twitter (@YDNC) and submit questions by using the hashtag #AskNCGA. You can RSVP on Facebook here!
Founded in 1928, the Young Democrats of North Carolina is an organization for all registered Democrats from the ages of 18 to 35 who have an active interest in governmental affairs, who are seeking a mechanism for satisfying political expression, and who intend to take an active role in Democratic Party affairs. YDNC is working to protect vital state programs, connect the youth with legislators, and sustain the historic youth turnout of recent years.
EVENT: Young Democrats of North Carolina Legislative Action Day
Who: Democrats of all ages are invited
Where: Legislative Office Building, Room 422, 330 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC
When: 8:15 a.m. Thursday June 2, 2011