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Join Now!  When you make a donation of $50 or more, you automatically become a member of the Center! As a member you will receive the Center's e-newsletter, From the Center Out, electronic publications, updates on Center research, and invitations to Center events.

There are many reasons to become a member.  Here are just a few:

  • To obtain access to the latest policy research
  • To receive invitations to Center events
  • To be well-informed on public policies that affect you
  • To participate as a citizen in the public debate about key policy issues
  • To support one of the only independent, nonpartisan, state-level think tanks in the U.S.
  • To learn more about N.C. state government and state leaders
  • To learn what's going on in the N.C. legislature
  • To support government accountability 
  • To support evaluation of N.C. state government programs
  • To anticipate future issues facing North Carolina
  • To learn ways you can affect public policy
  • To support the Center's work and mission
  • Because you like what you see

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