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Budget Advocacy 101
April 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elected officials from City of Asheville and Buncombe County will be making big decisions about government budgets in the next few months. This workshop will help you be an advocate for good community investment.
Co-sponsored by Just Economics of WNC, BeLoved Asheville, Children First CIS of Buncombe County, MountainTrue, YWCA of Asheville this evening will be a time to come together in community to learn more about how we can help to shape budgets that impact our lives every day.
The event will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room at the YWCA 185 South French Broad Ave, Asheville, NC 28801. A family dinner will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the workshop. Please RSVP by commenting in the event if you need childcare (include the number of children and ages). Childcare is limited so we will respond to your comment to confirm.
ABout the workshop: Budgets tell us much about what we value collectively and how we invest community dollars significantly impacts people and issues that we care about. In this interactive workshop, we will learn about the content of budgets from the local, state, and federal levels. We will learn about the timelines and process for budget decisions. And we will learn the best ways to advocate for change in terms of budget priorities and government spending.