North Carolina moms and children will build a giant tower out of children’s building blocks outside the Legislative Building before delivering individual blocks with messages attached to lawmakers working on the state budget, urging them to build a strong foundation for North Carolina children:
10:00 AM, Tuesday, June 15
Portico of the North Carolina Legislative Building
W. Lane Street between N. Salisbury and N. Williams St
Raleigh, North Carolina
The block tower will spell out “Build Our Future,” and each block delivered will have a note attached from a North Carolina parent urging legislators to protect programs that give children a great start and a solid foundation, like Smart Start, NC Health Choice, and infant mortality prevention programs. MomsRising, the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, generated the messages through e-outreaches to its North Carolina members.
In the upcoming closed-door negotiations, North Carolina legislators will be considering proposals to cut the budget for several children’s programs, including Smart Start and NC Health Choice. MomsRising and its allies are urging the legislature to continue funding those programs which are so critical to helping children get a good start in life.