Rocky Mount NC – Photos/Video: Taking Back Our State Town Hall Meeting NC Black Legislative Caucus

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imageHouse Rep. Bobbie Richardson opened the meeting.

House Rep. Richardson recognized present and past elected officials, faith based leaders and community leaders.

Senator Don Davis gave the invocation.

Senator Angela Bryant gave an overview of the agenda for the evening.

Rep. Bobbie Richardson a former educator spoke on the passing of the Appropriations Bill as it relates to education. Elimination of monies for public schools and teachers.

Senator Don Davis followed up speaking to education.

House Rep. Nathan Baskerville a new kid on the block spoke to the new Voter Id Bill.

Patricia Ferguson Community Organizer (My Vote My Right. com)spoke to the Voter Id Bill doing a follow-up after Rep. Baskerville.

Now it was time for questions and answers.

Question and answer period.

imageRep. Joe Pat Tolson arrived just in time to answer questions about the Appropriations Bill as it relates to education.

Former Congressman and State Senator Frank Ballance was present and made a strong statement.

See the video to see what other speakers had to say.

Adam Linker, NC Justice Center spoke to the Affordable Care Act & Medicaid Expansion.

Kentucky is setting up their own website registering 1000’s per day. So guess what is going on in NC? You guessed it The Pat McCrory Show.

Sue Perry Cole, President and CEO NC Association of Community Development Corporations spoke on Community Economic Development/Jobs.

Cole was followed by Joyce Dickens, President and CEO Rocky Mount Edgecombe CDC.

Then it was time for the Wrap up: Community Feedback Q & A Action Steps and Strategy.

The evening ended with Announcements/Closing Remarks.

This was a very good meeting. One person that has been attending these meetings across the state said this was the best one so far because of the amount of people and the energy that was present.

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Rocky Mount NC – Taking Back Our State Town Hall Meeting Thursday November 14, 2013 17:30 PM – 19:30