North Carolinians from over 20 counties gathered together in Greensboro for a weekend of learning, brainstorming, and planning.
More than 120 people traveled from the mountains and the coast gathered for the Campaigns Bootcamp– coordinated by Down Home North Carolina, Siembra North Carolina, Carolina Federation and the Heal Together NC coalition, including Creed NC and the Education Justice Alliance. Together, we walked through how everyday folks who deeply care about their hometowns– parents, service workers, grandparents, farmers, school employees–can build local campaigns to get their local governments to address pressing issues such as housing, education funding, transportation, etc.
To win big wins, we need to start locally. Local is what our folks know best– they are the experts in what their communities need, so that’s where we begin.