Winston-Salem residents will have a chance to share their thoughts on important state issues at a town hall next Thursday. 

The town hall will be hosted by local advocacy groups Action4Equity, Red Wine & Blue, Democracy NC, and Common Cause North Carolina, a nonpartisan statewide organization focused on equal representation and accountable government. 

Over the last few months, Common Cause North Carolina has toured the state hosting town halls as a way to both educate residents about recent legislation, and give them a platform to speak to their state representatives and local elected officials. 

Gino Nuzzolillo, the campaigns manager at Common Cause North Carolina, explained what inspired the tour. 

"Because so much that is so consequential has taken place in the General Assembly this year, and there has been relatively so little opportunity for members of the public through like formal hearings and formal public events to really say what's on their mind, we and these organizations we’re working with are trying to fill that void," he said. 

The Winston-Salem town hall will be held at St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church on Oct. 26 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Food and childcare will be provided. Those interested in attending should register online.

Amy Diaz covers education for WFDD in partnership with Report For America. You can follow her on Twitter at @amydiaze.

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