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Raleigh nonprofits to host policy conference

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The A.J. Fletcher Foundation and the North Carolina Justice Center, both in Raleigh, will presenting a day-long policy conference targeting state leaders, advocates, policy analysts, and grassroots leaders.

Called “Progress NC 2005:  Strategies for Unifying and Advancing a Progressive Agenda,” the event will give participants the opportunity to share their experiences and get advice on topics including advocacy strategies, communications campaigns, coalition development, grassroots participation, legislative advocacy, and litigation.

Conference speakers include Joel Rogers, political theorist and director of the Center on Wisconsin Strategy; Douglas Gould, communications strategist; and the Rev. William J. Barber II, pastor of Goldsboro’s Greenleaf Christian Church and candidate for president of the state chapter of the NAACP.

The conference will be held at the North Raleigh Hilton on October 27.

Registration is $60 and those interested are asked to register by Oct. 10.  Late registration and walk-ins are available for $70.

For information or to register visit the Justice Center website.

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