Voters Speak regularly includes articles of interest from the local paper as well as other news outlets to help keep you informed on matters that make a difference on the local, state, and national level. News about the recent NAACP hosted panel on homelessness and recent news from Rowan County Commissioners.

‘Community Conversations’ is a stepping stone to aid local unsheltered population

A recent panel, organized by Salisbury-Rowan NAACP, discussing homelessness in Rowan County, although well represented, did not include any county officials. It became readily apparent that it is Rowan County that receives direct funds for human services and as reported, “Before everyone left at the end of the night, people prepared to attend the next Rowan County commissioners meeting to discuss potential funding for future programs and services tailor made for Salisbury and the county as a whole. More conversations like these in the future was met with enthusiasm, with the hopes that actual unsheltered individuals can be a part of them.”

Commissioners approve human trafficking study group

Perhaps the time is right for Commissioners to hear from local residents about the other important needs of our community that were expressed at the 8/22/23 Community Conversations and the 8/17/23 UniteNC Town Hall as they are responding to safety concerns Commissioners’ recent meeting focused on a human trafficking study group based upon interest in a popular movie. Noted from the article, “The movie “Sound of Freedom” is a large part of what Caskey is referring to as raising awareness of the fight against human trafficking. The movie, which was released in July, centers around an anti-sex trafficking organization’s fight to save victims in Colombia.”
Rowan Commissioners meet on the 1st Monday of every month at 3 pm and the 3rd Monday of every month at 6 pm at Rowan County Administration Building, J. Newton Cohen Sr. Room, 2nd Floor, 130 W Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144.

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