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County commissioner attends “Advocacy Days” event

Nimasheena Burns, vice chair of Durham’s County Commission, attended an “Advocacy Days” event earlier this month hosted by the N.C. Association of County Commissioners.

The event, which took place in Wake County on June 11 and 12, brought together county commissioners, county staff and state legislators.

Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore headlined a dinner one evening. Governor Roy Cooper spoke on the second day, emphasizing the importance of collaborative advocacy.

Burns said she used the opportunity to advocate for greater funding for public education, childcare, housing and maternal health.

“This Advocacy Day was crucial for us to push back and advocate for substantial support to address these disparities and ensure all children and families have the opportunities they need to thrive,” she said.

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