Fighting Funding Cuts Through Social Media

Today, the Public News Service ran a fantastic radio story about the new “It’s My Business” video and the need to preserve Smart Start.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Using a YouTube video, supporters of Smart Start – which is threatened by budget-cutters in the legislature – are fighting back with the help of business heavyweights including an engineer who designs high-tech military weaponry. They’re pushing the need to invest in helping kids in the preschool years. Smart Start and other programs that do that are facing consolidation or elimination.

Thom Wilcox, who builds communications systems for warships at General Dynamics, has jointed the campaign. He says politics are behind the cutting efforts.

“I’m a very conservative thinker myself, but I also feel that when it comes to children, this is not a political issue, this is a future issue.”

To get the full story, click on this link-Radio news story

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