North Carolina is currently facing one of the worst budget crises in its history. As our elected legislators in the North Carolina General Assembly finalize spending plans for the 2009-2011 biennium over the next couple weeks, they will be considering budget cuts that will dramatically impact the entire education sector in North Carolina.
This group is a collaborative effort by student leaders in North Carolina’s public and private universities, community colleges, and K-12 schools to rally all students, alumni, faculty and staff over the next few weeks.
We are asking for *your* help to encourage our elected representatives to continue investing in North Carolina’s future — and remind them to support our students!
You can help out in a few very important ways:
1) INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!
Protecting taxpayers’ investments in our students is going to require strength in numbers, and the more people we have involved with this Facebook group the more effective we can all be. Invite your friends, colleagues, and anyone else who believes in supporting our students!
2) GET KNOWLEDGEABLE!
Adopting a state budget can be a complex process to follow, so we’ve tried to help make it easier by including information on each of the budget proposals floating around. See “WHAT BUDGET CUTS ARE PROPOSED?” in the Recent News section of the group.
3) CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS!
Once you’re comfortable talking about the budget, get in touch with your legislators and let them know what you think! We’ve included a sample list of legislators to contact in the “Contact Info for Legislators” topic on the message board, located here:
You can also find some info on how to be a more effective citizen-advocate in the “Basic Advocacy Tips” message board topic, located here: