The coming political year: What will happen? What should happen?
It looks like 2012 is going to be one heck of a year in North Carolina politics and public policy — maybe one for the ages.
Between the General Assembly’s “midnight madness” fiasco, other special legislative sessions, a statewide vote on a constitutional amendment to restrict marriage, a presidential primary, a court fight over redistricting, a legislative “short session,” chronic economic and fiscal crises, a presidential/ gubernatorial/ council of state/ legislative election and the most aggressively reactionary state legislature in decades, it’s hard to imagine how things could be much crazier.
So what does public opinion tells us is going to happen? What ought to happen?
Don’t miss a chance to gather some answers to these questions from two of the state’s leading experts. Join us at noon on Thursday, February 2, for a Crucial Conversation lunch featuring: Tom Jensen and Chris Fitzsimon.
Tom Jensen is the Director of the nationally recognized polling firm, Public Policy Polling  and oversees its day to day operations. During his time at PPP he has been a frequent guest for television and radio stations across the region, and has been called on for expert analysis by publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, and U.S. News and World Report. He writes PPP’s blog and Twitter account in addition to crafting the content for most of its surveys.
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.
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from these two experts at this critical time.
When: Thursday February 2 – Box lunches will be available at 11:30 a.m. and the program will start at 12:00 noon.
Where: Marbles Kids Museum 210 E. Hargett St. in downtown Raleigh. Click here for directions and information about convenient parking options. 
Cost: $10 – includes a box lunch. Space is limited – pre-registration required.
Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or [email protected] .