Policy and Legislative Resources

PENC has an ongoing presence at the General Assembly, the State Board of Education, the State Retirement System, and the State Health Plan and lobbies actively for members’ priorities. PENC is non-partisan and does not support political parties or political candidates. Instead, we work with all lawmakers and policymakers who are interested in improving public education in North Carolina and supporting educators as professionals.

Take a look at our 2019-2021 Legislative Priorities.


Get Involved

As a PENC member, one of your member benefits includes the opportunity to speak to your legislators with the help of our Action Center. Check out our Action Center to find your legislators and participate in any advocacy campaigns we currently have running! You will be prompted to enter an ACCESS CODE, this code has been sent to you in an email. You can call our office at 919-788-9299 and ask a staff member for the code if you cannot locate the access code. Click HERE to check out our Action Center. 


2017-18 Legislative Summary

Our annual Legislative Summary has been submitted by our Government relations consultants Bryan Holloway & Robert Mitchell, PENC Lobbyists. It details the outcome of this year’s short session in regards to education and summarizes several important bills that were passed by the legislature. Check back soon for the 2018-19 Legislative Summary.

About our Government Relations Consultants

Bryan Holloway

Bryan grew up in a family rich with education and agricultural traditions, and his wife is currently a principal in the North Carolina Public Schools System. Bryan graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in History and Secondary Education.  After graduation, he taught history at the high school level for nearly five years before being elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives at age 27.  He served as Freshman Leader for his caucus his first session.  During his 11 year tenure in the NC House, Representative Holloway served as Education Policy Chair, Education Appropriations Chair, Education Oversight Chair, and he eventually became one of the NC House’s Full Appropriations Chairs.

Bryan now has his own lobbying firm, The Holloway Group, and he is proud to continue to advocate for one of his passions, education.  He is excited to be working with PENC, and is hopeful for a positive long session that supports our educators and moves our state forward.


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