We at the NCLCV Foundation believe that citizens must take action on decisions that impact them, their families, and their communities. Taking action can look different for everyone.
For those who are able, you can take action at the ballot box by voting in local, state, and national elections. Make sure your voter registration is updated and find frequently asked questions about voting here.
Citizen advocacy also looks like communicating with your elected officials. Whether it is sending an email, making a phone call, or meeting in person, you should raise your concerns or provide support to your representatives on issues that matter to you. This can also be referred to as “lobbying” and we’ve included some tips on how to engage effectively with decision-makers.
You can also be an advocate by attending an event, writing a Letter to the Editor in your local paper, signing a petition, sharing information on social media, and organizing in your community.
No matter how you choose to participate, we hope that you will refuse to sit on the sidelines when it comes to protecting North Carolina’s people and natural resources. We need to make sure our elected officials hear from us and represent our values here in the Old North State.