Groups Meet With Legislators On Important Issues
This week numerous groups held legislative lobby days at the Legislative Building. Hundreds of advocates for long-term care for the elderly, the mentally ill, and others gathered at the Legislative Building for their biannual advocacy day. Members of the House Aging Committee also held a public hearing with the advocates. Several hundred people - including scores of children - also gathered on Halifax Mall beside the Legislative Building and the Education Building to show support for the Smart Start program. Supporters sang, marched, and lobbied legislators as part of their "Keep the Promise Day." Wednesday was "Equal Pay Day," and brought women and men from across the state to highlight the fact that women continue to earn less than men for the same jobs. The Guilford Delegation met with groups down for the Smart Start events and our public libraries' legislative lobby day.