Crucial Conversation-NC Policy Watch comes to Western NC

Crucial Conversation-NC Policy Watch comes to Western NC

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What a year of conservative control has meant to the North Carolina General Assembly.

What the heck is going on in Raleigh? Why does it seem that state legislative leaders want to repeal most of the good things accomplished during the 20th Century?

Recently, the Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives went so far as to say that his goal was to pit disabled people against poor people as part of a “divide and conquer” strategy.

Sadly, this was more than an unguarded moment; it was in fact a neat summary of the strategy employed by conservative legislative leaders during the 2011 state legislative session.

So, how “successful” were they? And is there anything a person can do get a handle on this situation (and maybe even speak out about it)?

If these or other similar questions have occurred to you lately, don’t miss a chance to hear some answers from two of the state’s most prominent voices for sane, sound and progressive public policy.

On Monday December 12 NC Policy Watch staffers Chris Fitzsimon and Rob Schofield will be in western North Carolina for two special Crucial Conversations — a lunch event in Asheville and an evening event in Boone.

Chris Fitzsimon is the Director of N.C. Policy Watch and North Carolina’s leading progressive media personality. Chris is a veteran journalist and nonprofit leader whose daily commentaries are heard on radio and read online throughout North Carolina. His colleague, Rob Schofield is the Director of Research at N.C. Policy Watch. Rob is a lawyer, lobbyist and writer with more than 25 years experience fighting for progressive policies at the state level.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from these two experts at this critical time.

Event #1 –

When: Monday December 12 at 12:00 noon. Lunches will be available at 11:45 and the program will start at noon.

Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, One Edwin Place, Asheville, NC 28801 –  –  Click here for a map and directions

Cost: $10  –  Admission includes a box lunch.
Space is limited – pre-registration required.

Click here to register for the Asheville event.

Event #2 –

When: Monday December 12 at 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be available.

Where:  Cooperative Extension Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd,, Boone, NC 28607
Click here for directions.

Admission is free, but space is limited – pre-registration is required.

Click here to register for the Boone event.

Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or