-All of North Carolina’s children deserve access to a quality and equitable public education that is adequately funded, as guaranteed by the state Constitution.-Women have the right to decide if and when they will have a child, and everyone has the right to parent the children they already have in safe environments and healthy communities.-The unique mission and purpose of government is to promote the public interest and help create a high quality of life and community well-being.-In order to provide energy that is critical to North Carolina’s economic growth and well-being, we must develop cleaner, more renewable forms of energy while protecting our natural resources and ensuring a healthy and safe environment for current and future generations.-Both private enterprise and government are essential for creating opportunity and growth, and our economy should work for everyone, not just those at the top.
Our ValuesLEAD NC seeks to cultivate leaders who adhere to the following principles:
-Inclusiveness: ability to work with diverse communities, across race, class, sexual orientation and gender identities-Integrity: ability to discern between right and wrong, a willingness to act on that discernment even at personal cost and to openly/publicly stand for that which they believe to be right-Transparency: ability to be honest, to consistently keep commitments and to be held accountable-Altruism: willingness to take action on behalf of others even at great personal cost
Our Commitment to EquityLEAD NC is committed to creating a non-partisan leadership development model that works to address structural and racial inequities. This commitment includes not only LEAD NC's responsibility to recruit and train a cohort of leaders that reflect the changing demographics of North Carolina, but also to develop a greater understanding among civic leaders of inequalities based on race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and citizenship.