Advocacy Opportunity

Advocacy Opportunity

A Chance to Support Our Neighbors’ Health

As a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to highlighting the issues affecting the people we serve in Western North Carolina, we are passing along an important advocacy opportunity to our community of supporters.

In WNC, medical debt is the largest debt impacting households’ ability to make ends meet. As we know, having access to healthcare is not a guarantee, particularly for many of the people we serve here in North Carolina living below the poverty line, but above the threshold that would allow them to access Medicaid. North Carolina is one of a handful of states that has not yet accepted federal funding to expand Medicaid access to thousands.

But thanks to ongoing conversation and advocacy work from people across the state, we now have a real opportunity to move the needle at the state level to expand Medicaid for more than 600,000 North Carolinians. For WNC, this could impact more than 86,000 people directly as well as help support rural hospitals for better healthcare access for all people.

Our friends at We Are Down Home are launching a campaign to build support to expand Medicaid in the new legislative session with the North Carolina General Assembly. Now through Dec. 15, We Are Down Home will be hosting learning sessions open to anyone about why Medicaid expansion could be transformative for NC, and how we all can take simple actions to get involved and use our voices for positive change.

We invite you to join a virtual session, learn more about this important advocacy work, and get ready to join MANNA—as well as organizations and individuals across the state—in a day of action in February.

Learn more about this important advocacy opportunity and sign up for a session. Thank you for being an advocate for our neighbors here in WNC and across North Carolina!