UNC Charlotte to Host Observer, PNC Bank for Talk on D.C. Gridlock

CHARLOTTE -- Nov. 19, 2012 -- UNC Charlotte will host the Charlotte Observer’s inaugural Solving It Together forum, from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30.  PNC Bank is also sponsoring.

The public is invited to join in this special discussion to be held at UNC Charlotte Center City, uptown. A brief reception will follow.

The goal for the evening is to engage in an open, constructive conversation about how elected leaders with political differences can find common ground.

Former members of Congress and others who have built bridges and coalitions in Washington will participate, including Jim Martin, a former North Carolina governor and congressman; former U.S. Rep. John Spratt; and Kimrey Rhinehart, a UNC vice president and former top aide to U.S. Sen. Richard Burr.

Current members of Congress, including Mel Watt, Patrick McHenry and Mick Mulvaney also will participate

The moderator for the evening is WCNC-TV’s Sonja Gantt.

To register: Register now. Seating is limited.

 About UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university. It is the fourth largest campus among the 17 institutions of The University of North Carolina system and the largest institution of higher education in the Charlotte region. Fall 2012 enrollment exceeds 26,200 students, including 5,000 graduate students. Find UNC Charlotte on the Web, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and follow the UNC CLT_News blog

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Public Relations media contact:  Paul Nowell, 704-687-5828, pmnowell@uncc.edu

Date Published: 
Monday, November 19, 2012