Advocacy

2023 Advocacy Day

Complete these steps now to confirm your participation in Audubon North Carolina 2023 Advocacy Day on Wednesday, March 22.

Thank you for joining the flock at Audubon North Carolina’s 2023 Advocacy Day on March 22! Everyone in the Mountain region will meet with lawmakers on Zoom on March 22; everyone in the Piedmont, Sandhills, and Coastal Plain will meet with lawmakers in person in Raleigh on Wednesday, March 22.

Please complete these steps now to confirm your participation in Advocacy Day.

1. If this is your first time participating in Advocacy Day with Audubon, register for our First-Timers Webinar on Monday, February 27, from 7-8 p.m. First-timers must register and attend live or watch the recording. Optional for experienced advocates.

2. Register for our REQUIRED Advocacy Day Prep Webinar on Monday, March 6, from 7-8:30 p.m. Everyone must register and attend live or watch the recording.

3. Register for your local delegation prep meeting organized by your local advocacy leader sometime between March 8-20. Local Advocacy Day leaders are scheduling these meetings now. We'll post registration links below and send you a notification when the meetings are scheduled. 

PIEDMONT

  • Johnston, Wake counties led by Anne Wilkinson. Local prep meeting: 7:30-8:30 pm, March 14 on Zoom. We'll contact you when registration opens.
  • Mecklenburg County led by Hannah Partridge and Manisha Desai. Local prep meeting TBD
  • Forsyth, Stokes, Yadkin counties led by Kim Richmond. Local prep meeting TBD
  • Guilford, Alamance counties led by Megan Damico. Local prep meeting TBD
  • Chatham, Durham, Orange counties virtual or in-person meeting – led by June Almenoff and Allen Kindman. Local prep meeting TBD

MOUNTAINS

  • Macon, Jackson, Transylvania counties led by Mary Freudenberg. Local prep meeting TBD
  • Buncombe, Henderson counties led by Nancy Casey. Local prep meeting TBD
  • Watauga, Avery, Alleghany, Ashe and Wilkes counties led by Debbie Shetterly. Local prep meeting TBD

COASTAL PLAIN

  • Brunswick, New Hanover counties led by Johanna Colburn Hamilton, Local prep meeting TBD
  • Currituck, Dare counties led by Robbie and Pam Fearn, Local prep meeting TBD

Don’t see your county in this list? Reach out to Ben Graham at ben.graham@audubon.org.

4. Meet with lawmakers on Advocacy Day: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 in Raleigh (residents of the Piedmont, Sandhills, and Coastal Plain regions) or on Zoom (residents of the Mountain region). Keep your calendar open from 8 to 5 on March 22 because lawmakers often don't commit to meeting times until the week of Advocacy Day.

Questions? Reach out to Ben Graham at ben.grahan@audubon.org or your local delegation leader.

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