FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 12, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: Eastern NC community leaders call on N.C. General Assembly to lift spending limitations on Rainy Day Fund for Hurricane Florence survivors during People’s Assembly & Rally

Impacted citizens, community leaders, organizations speaking on Hurricane Florence relief for impacted communities, the rainy day fund, corporate tax rollbacks and a just recovery

RALEIGH – On Monday, Oct. 15, the Just Florence Recovery Collective will host a People’s Assembly and Rally on Halifax Mall at the General Assembly at 11 a.m. to call on legislators to adequately and equitably fund the Florence Recovery. The event brings together more than 25 organizations and dozens of impacted citizens from across Eastern North Carolina to speak about the need for the rainy day funds to be released and corporations to take responsibility for the damage caused by the pollution and waste released into the waters of North Carolina by their business practices.

This event will uplift the stories of survivors and demand a just recovery that works toward long term solutions. Organizers will call on the legislature to release the rainy day funds, demand corporations pay, and to stand against amendments that further disenfranchise Eastern NC voters and concentrate power in a General Assembly that has given corporate polluters political power to endanger the lives of people in Eastern NC

WHAT: A People’s Assembly & Rally: Just Hurricane Florence Recovery

WHO: Just Florence Recovery Collective

WHERE: 16 W. Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601

WHEN: Monday, Oct. 15, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST

CONTACT:

  • La’Meshia W. Kaminski, (919) 793-8767, lkaminski@foe.org
  • Courtney Patterson, 252-361-0582 or patterson052@gmail.com

The Just Florence Recovery Collective is a network of organizations across North Carolina: Alphalife Enrichment Center, Asociación de Mexicanos en Carolina del Norte, Brunswick Housing Opportunities, Columbus County Forum, Genesis 457 CDC, Integrity CDC, Kinston Teens, Inc., Men and Women United for Youth and Families, NC A. Philip Randolph Institute, and NC Association of Community Development Corporations, NC Climate Collective, NC Environmental Justice Network, Southern Vision Alliance, Another Gulf is Possible, Black Workers for Justice, Brunswick Housing CDC, Coalition Against Racism,

Columbus County Forum Development Corp, Farm Labor Organizing Committee, Friends of the Earth, NC League of Conservation Voters, NC WARN, Rural Empowerment Association for Community Help (REACH), Southern Movement Assembly, and Working Films. The Just Florence Recovery Collective is not affiliated with any candidate or party.