Join NCACC May 24-27 for County Advocacy Week!
May 24-27, NCACC is hosting County Advocacy Week, which will consist of a series of virtual engagements over the course of the week. The event is designed to equip our members to advocate for county priorities during this legislative session. Each day will focus on a specific theme to support county advocacy including:
1) Advocacy 101
2) enable counties to expand access to broadband
3) invest in school capital needs
4) ensure state policies preserve financial stability for counties.
On each day of County Advocacy Week, county commissioners, managers and clerks will receive an email with a “Daily Advocacy Drop,” which will include multi-media content on the issue of the day along with advocacy tools to assist counties in their outreach to legislators. *Similar to previous years, we respectfully request that counties schedule meetings with state legislators to discuss the issues we’ll spotlight throughout County Advocacy Week.
Here is a preview of the schedule for County Advocacy Week
- Monday, May 24 – Advocacy 101
NCACC will kick off County Advocacy Week from 5-6 p.m. with a live broadcast with members of the North Carolina County Caucus – former county commissioners who now serve as state legislators. Participants will be able to engage with our speakers via chat.
- Tuesday, May 25 – Enable counties to expand access to high-speed broadband
NCACC will distribute a “Daily Advovacy Drop” email with remarks from State and NCACC leadership on broadband access, along with talking points to promote greater county authority to develop broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas.
- Wednesday, May 26 – Invest in school capital needs
NCACC will distribute a “Daily Advocacy Drop” email with remarks from State and NCACC leadership on public school facility needs, along with talking points to urge state lawmakers to increase investments in school capital projects.
- Thursday, May 27 – Ensure state policies preserve financial stability for counties
NCACC will distribute a “Daily Advocacy Drop” email with remarks from State and NCACC leadership on ways to ensure county revenue is preserved to ensure uninterrupted mandated service delivery and pandemic response.
*Thursday evening, we’ll close out County Advocacy Week with a virtual gathering to debrief on meetings with legislators, and Q&A with NCACC’s legislative team to discuss developments at the General Assembly and the outlook for the remainder of the legislative session.