The NCNGA Legislative Initiatives and Resolutions Committee is diligently working to improve member benefits for our Soldiers and Airmen both active and retired. At the State level we have been successful over the last couple of years with increases to the State Tuition Assistance Program and NCNG Pension as well as voting representation on the North Carolina Military Affairs Council in 2015. At the Federal level we work closely with the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) and the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS) to identify legislation that supports the National Guard.
While your Association remains active with its legislative committee activity and through office visits and committee participation in the Capitol, nothing can beat a grassroots effort. With this in mind the biggest way you can help advance military-friendly legislation is by calling, emailing, or visiting your elected officials in your home district. You can find who represents you by entering your address into the NC legislature finder at ncleg.gov/FindYourLegislators. The Association will provide additional information on key meeting times and locations after the first of the year. If you would be part of a quick response team that can attend committee meetings and meet with elected officials in Raleigh, please contact us at the Association at email@example.com or 984-664-0308.
Your Association’s state legislative agenda continues to focus on benefits available to those in uniform and the military retiree population of North Carolina.
At the Federal level, both the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) and the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS) remain active in being our voice with our elected officials in D.C. Over the summer, as with all of us, COVID-19 forced them to adjust their focus for legislative items that were needed to support Guard nation as it responded to the pandemic on short notice. While advocating for key legislation NGAUS continued to set the agenda for the upcoming years with the mantra of The Same Equipment, The Same Resources, The Same Benefits for the Same Mission. The full list of priorities for NGAUS and EANGUS can be found at NGAUS.org and EANGUS.org. Specific Federal agenda items with a direct impact on the North Carolina National Guard include: