Patients, healthcare providers, individuals in the coverage gap, and advocates are planning an Advocacy Day at the Legislature to raise public awareness about the need for North Carolina to close our Medicaid gap. Closing the gap would provide health coverage for half a million North Carolinians and create tens of thousands of jobs and save thousands of lives.
You can find the agenda for the day below. We will also be providing two training conference calls in the days leading up to the event. An organizer will contact you with details following your registration.
Meetings will not be scheduled in advance for advocates. If you have a relationship with your legislator’s office or feel comfortable reaching out to them, please consider contacting them in advance to set up appointments. It is a busy time for legislators, but they or their legislative assistants should be available to talk with you for at least a few minutes.
We know not everyone will be able to arrive, by 8:45 AM for the start of training. If you are making a long trip to Raleigh that morning, please listen in on one of the conference calls in advance, and arrive when you are able to!
Agenda: Wednesday, May 25th from 8 AM - 3 PM:
- 8 AM: Registration -- Location: First Baptist Church, 101 South Wilmington Street Raleigh, NC 27601
- 8:45 AM - 10:45 AM: Educational and Advocacy Training
Location: First Baptist Church 101 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
- 10:45 AM - 3 PM: Visit with your legislators & watch session
Location: Find your state senators and representatives here:
Click “Open Member Page” to find his/her phone number and office number. (Most offices are in the Legislative Office Building, 300 N Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27603)
"Children do not come in pieces and parts, and they do not grow up in isolation. They are members of families and communities, and when their families and communities struggle, so do the children. For far too long, our approach to improving the lives of children has been undermined by the “silver bullet disease,” which is the notion that if we just fix one thing about their experience (schools, food, etc.), then they will thrive. In reality, it takes a holistic, long-term commitment to achieve real results for our kids."