Rob Thompson

Rob Thompson is the senior policy and communications advisor for NC Child.

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The 2019 opportunity workplan for NC’s children

North Carolina’s legislators are back at work for the 2019-2020 “long session.” While the state’s policy-makers and budget writers face a...


Three reasons the NC Legislature should adequately fund school nurses

With school safety concerns at the forefront, NC Child has made additional funding for school nurses a top priority for...


The freedom to lead: Interview with Ricky Hurtado

Ricky Hurtado is the co-executive director of the NC Scholars Latinx Initiative (NC SLI) and a member of the NC...


LGBTQ children deserve our love, support, and protection

Last week, the North Carolina legislature passed and Governor McCrory signed a bill that sends a clear message to LGBTQ...


Building young brains

Nearly eight months ago, my wife gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Henry. Among the many joys of being...


Insufficient investment in children, families persist in state budget

The House and Senate have now agreed to a final state budget, a document that offers a glimpse into our...