Take Part in Child and Family Day for N.C. Kids
Recently I spoke at a press conference at the North Carolina General Assembly on the elimination of the N.c. Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and how its loss will impact 900,000 NC working families. As I stood behind the podium to speak, I looked out to the audience and beyond them where something caught my eye. Children, probably 2nd or 3rd graders, walking single file into one of the chambers where so many of these decisions that ultimately impact them are made every day during session. It may have been a field trip for them, but for me, it was a reminder of why I was there that day.
The N.C. legislative session is back in full swing, and it's critically important that the voices of parents and children be heard on the issues that impact our lives. On June 10, MomsRising will be joining with groups from across the state for Child and Family Day at the General Assembly. It's a fun and easy way to show your support for policies that are good for our state's kids.
As part of this special day, children and all of those who care about them will come together for a brief program featuring speakers, 15-minute mini-workshops on citizen advocacy, visits to legislators, tours of the General Assembly, games and crafts, and other fun activities.
We would love to have you join us!
Here are all the details:
Please RSVP at this link here so we’ll know to expect you for our tours and activities.
Even if you have been to the General Assembly before or your children have as part of a field trip with their school, Child and Family Day promises to be a fun and educational day for all. This special event is to remind lawmakers that a North Carolina that investing in our state’s children benefits us all.
The event is family-friendly, and we encourage you to bring your children for a fun day as we remind lawmakers to put families first in North Carolina! We hope to see you there! Melea Rose-Waters is a Raleigh mother of one and member of NC MomsRising.