The NCGA continues to debate the budget this week, with Republicans trying to peel off Democratic votes for a veto override and Democrats working to hold their coalition together and pushing for a better budget that expands Medicaid and increases funding for public education instead of offering tax breaks to big corporations.

Coalition partners including the NC Justice Center and the NC NAACP are holding a press conference on the budget today at 3pm in the NCGA press room of the NC Legislative Building, 16 W. Jones Street in Raleigh.

What can you do? First, make sure that your rep has heard from you – let them know that you want them to support Governor Cooper’s budget priorities including Medicaid Expansion and more funding for public education.

The NC Win coalition is also partnering with the NC Justice Center to send hand-written thank-you notes to Democratic legislators who have been holding strong under intense pressure to override the budget veto. You can go here to request a packet of materials and the Justice Center will mail you everything you need to write and send cards to key legislators. If you can organize a letter-writing party just let us know how many writers you expect to have – each packet has 5 thank-you cards, one for each targeted Dem. To use your own materials, see this list of Democrats who could use your words of support along with some sample scripts and talking points.

Thank you for taking action to support a better budget for North Carolina. When our budget reflects our values, NC Wins!