One of the action items in our 2007-09 AAUWNC Public Policy Program is an NC Earned Income Tax Credit.  If you are in the Raleigh area and can attend this press conference, please represent AAUWNC as well as your branch.  Thanks.  Mary

NOTE:Time of press conference changed to 11:30am   What: News Conference to inform North Carolinians about the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit and that free tax preparation services are available to help them determine if they qualify for the Federal EITC.

Additionally, policymakers and leaders of several NC organizations join together to promote passage of a state EITC to supplement the federal, which will improve tax fairness and help more than 800,000 low- and moderate-income North Carolinians build wealth and gain economic security.

When: Wednesday, January 31, 2007, at 11:30 a.m.

Where: Press Room in the NC Legislative Building, 16 West Jones Street, downtown Raleigh.  Directions available at
Who: Participating organizations include the AFL-CIO of NC, EITC Carolinas a project of MDC Inc., NC Justice Center, Community Reinvestment Association of NC, ACORN of NC, Self-Help, Common Sense Foundation, AARP, Good Works, Covenant with North Carolina’s Children, The IDA and Asset Building Collaborative of NC and others.

Speakers will include:

•     State Representative Jennifer Weiss of Wake County

•     MaryBe McMillan of AFL-CIO of North Carolina

•     Lucy Gorham of MDC Inc.

•     EITC recipient

•     Meg Gray of the NC Budget & Tax Center