On December 3, 2013, more than 160 people representing nonprofit organizations, government, business, and other sectors from throughout WNC attended the 2013 Legislative Briefing at the AB Tech Enka campus. Allan Morse, United Way Advocacy Committee chair, moderated the program.
Allan Freyer, NC Budget & Tax Center, discussed the continuing challenges of the NC economy coming out of the 2008 Recession and the impact the NC State budgets have had on jobs, nonprofits, and the key budget areas that North Carolina supports in education, health, public safety and more.
Jill Cox from United Way of North Carolina outlined some of the key changes that the NC General Assembly enacted specifically in education and financial stability.
Amanda Edwards, American Red Cross shared the impact of funding cuts on nonprofit organizations and the people we serve, and Marla Browne, NC 2-1-1 Asheville shared the latest statistics from our free 24/7 information and referral call center and the multiple ways 2-1-1 serves our community including as a resource to nonprofits as they identify unmet needs, potential partners and key statistics around need in our community.
Materials from the day:
Thank you to all who presented and attended.
If you have questions about any of these materials, contact Ron Katz at United Way at 255-0696.