Solutions Forum- Saturday, Sept. 20

Please join us for the first “Solutions Forum” next Saturday, September 20, 2014.  The forum will be held at the Players Retreat in Raleigh, from 9:45 am-12:30 pm.  

This event will be hosted by Now or Never NC.  Space is limited, please RSVP to [email protected]. The forum will cover the following topics: Education, Redistricting Reform, Voting, and Local Government. We’ll hear from and confer with thought leaders in these issue areas in a candid environment. Complimentary catered breakfast, fresh coffee, and appetizers will be provided. 

Agenda:  Presentations (with Q&A) and presenters include:

Redistricting Reform solutions: (9:45 am-10:30 am)

Jane Pinsky, Director, bipartisan NC Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform (as pushed by former Mayors Meeker and Vinroot and bipartisan former legislators). 

Voting: solutions to re-expand freedoms (10:35 am-11:20 am)

Jenn Frye, Associate Director, Democracy North Carolina. 

Education: support and reform solutions (11:25 am-12:15 pm)

Leanne Winner, Director of Government Relations, NC School Boards Association.

Bill Fletcher, Wake County School Board, District 9.

Local Government: brief update on government closest to its people: (12:15 pm-12:30pm)

Ellis Hankins, Sr. VP, The Mercer Group, Inc.  Former Executive Director, NC League of Municipalities.