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1.3.19 “Hospitals Must Post Prices Online for Standard Services” Spectrum News speaks to attorney and health insurance navigator Julieanne Taylor about federal regulations promoting transparency for consumers in medical treatment costs by requiring hospitals to post the costs of procedures online.
12.7.18 “Healthcare.gov Knocked For Glitches, Inaccurate Info By Advocacy Group” WFAE speaks to attorney and health insurance navigator Julieanne Taylor about issues consumers are having with selecting plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace this Open Enrollment.
11.28.18 “ICE drops deportation of Charlotte mom nabbed after she turned up for court” Charlotte Observer speaks to immigration attorney Lisa Diefenderfer about ICE’s decision to drop removal charges against her client, who was arrested by ICE officials at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse this summer while appearing for a domestic violence hearing against her abuser.
11.18.18 “McGuireWoods Harnesses In-house Talent for Legal Aid” Law 360 speaks to executive director Ken Schorr and attorney Julieanne Taylor about the Charlotte Triage Pro Bono project, which recruits local attorneys to assist Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy and Legal Aid of North Carolina, Charlotte in their efforts to provide more legal assistance to those in need. The project is currently serving people in the areas of healthcare access, housing and ex-offender re-entry.
10.31.18 “Open Enrollment Begins Thursday” WFAE speaks to attorney and health insurance navigator Julieanne Taylor about what consumers can expect during the sixth year of Open Enrollment under changing policies.
10.30.18 “A Visa Program That Protected Domestic Violence Victims Is Now Putting Them At Risk of Deportation” BuzzFeed News speaks to immigration attorney Maureen Abell about the difficulty of assisting domestic violence survivors and victims of abuse under the Trump administration.
9.22.18 “Immigration crackdown makes women afraid to testify against abusers, experts warn” NBC Nightly News speaks to immigration attorney Lisa Diefenderfer and her client who was arrested by ICE officials at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse this summer while appearing for a domestic violence hearing against her abuser.
8.22.18 “Blue Cross Lowers Rates for Affordable Care Act Plans Across NC” WFAE spoke to Julieanne Taylor about what lower health insurance rates will mean for consumers in the Charlotte area.
8.7.18 “Experts Say Legal Immigrants Fearful to Sign Up for Federal Benefits” WCCB Charlotte features Louise Pocock talking about the upcoming changes to the “public charge” rule and the impact it will have on local immigrant families.
8.6.18 “As Court Backlog Grows, Immigrant Children Stuck in a Holding Pattern” WFAE features Hector Campuzano and the Immigrant Assistance Project at the Charlotte Immigration Court.
7.28.18 “Immigration lawyers, judges vexed by new Trump policies,” Salon spoke to Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy immigration attorney Maureen Abell for this piece on how the administration’s changing policies impact the ability to assist Charlotte’s immigrant community.
7.26.18 “Venn Diagram of B.S.” Hysteria Podcast (23:00) Discusses the case of a Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy client, who was arrested by ICE officials at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse.
7.24.18 “Domestic Abusers Have an Ally in the Trump Era. It’s ICE” Huffington Post
7.23.18 “Mother And Son Involved In Domestic Violence Case Are At Risk Of Being Deported” NPR “All Things Considered”
7.20.18 “Mother and son turned up for a domestic-violence case. Then ICE arrested them.” Charlotte Observer
“ICE Detained Charlotte Mother, Son At Courthouse” WCCB Charlotte
7.5.18 “New Immigration Policies Keep Unaccompanied Children In Shelters Longer” features Stefania Arteaga in this WFAE report on how recent policy changes have forced local families to choose between the risk of exposing their immigration statuses to the government and getting family members out of detention.
6.20.18 “Charlotte Non-Profit Readies for More Cases of Detained Children” Spectrum News speaks to Immigrant Justice attorney and director Becca O’Neill and legal advocate Stefania Arteaga on the impact the migrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border will have on Charlotte and the need for legal representation as released children are relocated to the area for immigration court proceedings.
5.26.18 “Immigrant Victims of Abuse Seeking Legal Aid Face Challenges Under Trump” 100 Days in Appalachia speaks to immigration attorney Maureen Abell about the challenges her clients are seeing under the Trump administration’s changing immigration policies.
5.6.18 “Immigration debate in North Carolina has national implications” Maureen Abell speaks to NBC Nightly News about her client’s mistreatment under the controversial 287(g) program being debated as the primary for Mecklenburg County Sheriff approaches.
4.16.18 “There are little-known property tax breaks for NC homeowners. Here’s who qualifies.” Community Redevelopment attorney Natalia Botella speaks to The Charlotte Observer on Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy is helping low-income seniors and people living with disabilities receive property tax relief, enabling them to continue living in their communities without getting priced out by gentrification.
1.31.18 “Advocates Work to End the Scourge of Domestic Violence in Charlotte” Immigration attorney Lisa Diefenderfer speaks to Creative Loafing about the impact federal policies on immigration enforcement are causing fear and uncertainty for domestic violence survivors seeking protection.
1.29.18 Becca O’Neill, director of Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy’s Immigrant Justice Program, speaks to Spectrum News about daily life for immigrants in Charlotte under current immigration enforcement policies — the subject of an upcoming event Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy is hosting Feb. 21 at First United Methodist Church.
1.3.18 “523,989 in NC Sign Up for Health Insurance through the Affordable Care Act” North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper recognizes Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy for its enrollment efforts along with several organizations across North Carolina for helping consumers sign up for health insurance during a shorter enrollment period.
12.13.17 “Officials urge residents to apply for ACA coverage ahead of deadline” Health insurance navigator Elizabeth Garcia speaks to WSOC-TV about how residents need to sign up for health insurance in a shorter enrollment period for 2018.
12.11.17 “The Importance in Enrolling in the Affordable Care Act” Health insurance navigator Anna Henderson speaks to Ron Holland, of Praise 100.9 and Old School 105.3 radio about the importance in signing up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
“Buyer beware of ‘free’ health plans. It could cost you thousands.” Senior attorney for healthcare access Madison Hardee explains why meeting with a navigator is so important when selecting a health plan in a confusing health insurance market.
“Families dreaming of home ownership end up with heartbreak” As part of a national story on the potential dangers of contracts for deed, senior consumer protection attorney Leah Kane spoke to WSOC-TV to offer advice for consumers in North Carolina.
“Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy holds health care symposium” South Charlotte Weekly
“La inscripcion para la cobertura de salud se inicio el 1 de noviembre” Que Pasa Mi Gente
“‘Obamacare Enrollment’ signs across Charlotte posted illegally,” Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy attorney and health insurance navigator Julieanne Taylor speaks to WSOC-TV about where consumers can go to find free, in-person assistance to select health coverage during the 2018 open enrollment period.
“That scary letter about Obamacare? Here’s what it means” The Charlotte Observer speaks to Madison Hardee, senior attorney for healthcare access, about confusion surrounding the 2018 open enrollment period.
“Reductions in Federal Funding For Health Law Navigators Cut Unevenly” NPR, WFAE, Kaiser Health News features Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy attorney and health insurance navigator Julieanne Taylor who helped Ilia Henderson, also featured, sign up for health insurance. Taylor explains what NC consumers can expect during the 2018 open enrollment period.
“Obamacare isn’t dead. Here’s how much not having health insurance will cost you” The Charlotte Observer
“Open enrollment starts Nov. 1. Here’s how to get help in Charlotte” The Charlotte Observer speaks to health insurance navigator Louise Pocock about the upcoming open enrollment period.
“Obamacare abrira inscripciones” Hola Noticias
“Federal Cuts to ACA ‘Navigators’ Could Hurt Rural Areas” WFAE radio speaks to Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy attorney and health insurance navigator Julieanne Taylor on what N.C. consumers can expect during this year’s open enrollment period.
“Obamacare has been ‘very good’ for NC resident. But Trump action threatens health law.” The Charlotte Observer speaks to Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy client Liz Auten and attorney Madison Hardee about how federal policy changes around the Affordable Care Act could impact residents in the Charlotte area.
“Los 50 anos de Servicios Legales” Que Pasa Mi Gente
“Casa nueva, tarea nueva” Hola Noticias features Oliver Merino, who joined Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy’s staff as a community advocate with the center’s Immigrant Justice Program.
“‘DACAmentados’ en carrera contra reloj” Hola Noticias: Oliver Merino, asistente del Centro de Apoyo Legal de Charlotte y uno de los líderes de Comunidad Colectiva, informó que llevarán a cabo dos clínicas migratorias de asistencia para los soñadores los días sábado 23 y domingo 24 de septiembre.
“NC Navigators Get Support,” North Carolina Health News
“Legal Advocacy Day of Service” Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy board president Todd Stillerman speaks to WBTV about the upcoming Legal Advocacy Day of Service as part of our 50th anniversary celebration.
“Thousands of DACA immigrants could lose protection under Trump” WCCB Charlotte speaks to Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy’s Oliver Merino about the worry and fear caused by the Trump administration’s decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
“Morris Dees on resurgence of white supremacy: ‘We’ve come through this stuff before'” The Charlotte Observer features Morris Dees, keynote speaker at Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy’s 50th Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration
“Legal advocates celebrate 50 years of service” South Charlotte Weekly
“Small Budget Cut Deals Big Blow to Low-Income People in Need of Legal Assistance” WUNC Radio speaks to executive director Ken Schorr about the N.C. General Assembly’s sudden elimination of Access to Civil Justice funds in the state budget.
“Moore Blames Overzealous Lawyers for Legal Aid Money Cuts” U.S. News & World Report
“Migrants in surge fare worse in immigration court than other groups” Kathryn Coiner-Collier and Legal Services of Southern Piedmont’s Immigrant Assistance Project is featured in The Washington Post.
“Budget cuts legal aid for poor, but no explanation given” Executive director Ken Schorr is quoted in this WRAL article explaining the elimination of state funding for N.C.’s legal services programs in the budget adopted by the General Assembly last month.
“Budget cuts affect low-income people’ access to court” Executive director Ken Schorr is featured in the Greensboro News & Record explaining the elimination of state funding for N.C.’s legal services programs in the budget adopted by the General Assembly last month.
“Legislators could whack legal aid for the needy” This editorial from The Charlotte Observer features executive director Ken Schorr commenting on the elimination of funding for legal services programs in the budget adopted by the N.C. General Assembly.
“Here’s how health care costs could rise for half-million in NC under GOP health plan” The Charlotte Observer speaks to LSSP clients Lydia Roseboro and Consuella Harge on the potential impact health care policy change could have on North Carolinians.
“Charlotte Families Who Rely on Obamacare Protections Are Worried” Caroline Vandergriff of Spectrum News speaks to LSSP clients Harry and Lydia Roseboro, who share their concerns about getting health care they need under the new health plan.
“NC Bartender has arthritis and needs surgery. Here’s what Obamacare vote means to her.” The Charlotte Observer speaks to LSSP attorney Doug Sea on the negative impact the potential replacement to the Affordable Care Act could have on Charlotte residents and North Carolinians. LSSP client Sara Kelly Jones also shares her concerns over future access to healthcare under the new plan.
“In N.C., fears rise for parents who are undocumented immigrants. Here’s what they’re planning.” The Charlotte Observer speaks to LSSP attorney Heather Ziemba on how LSSP’s Immigrant Justice Program is helping immigrant families in Charlotte prepare for possible deportations.
Block Grants Would Strip Medicaid Coverage for Low Income North Carolinians Attorneys Doug Sea and Madison Hardee drafted this letter published in the North Carolina Medical Journal on the negative impacts of block grants and per capita cap structures on North Carolina’s Medicaid program.
“HHS Secretary Tom Price dodges on whether new health care plan is guaranteed to cover all Americans” LSSP client Martha Brawley is featured in an ABC News interview with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on the proposed ACA replacement bill.
“Millions Risk Losing Health Insurance in Republican Plan, Analysts Say” LSSP client Martha Brawley is featured in The New York Times coverage of the ACA replacement bill and its potential impact on consumers.
“North Carolinians have unanswered questions about ACA replacement” WSOC-TV features LSSP attorney Gelila Selassie and client Lana Rubright in coverage of ACA replacement bill and its potential impact on Charlotte.
“How It Felt When I Lost My Health Insurance” LSSP health insurance navigator Elizabeth Garcia shares her story of being uninsured in the Charlotte Agenda, explaining how her experience motivates her in efforts to help individuals understand what their options are for getting health insurance that fits their individual needs.
“Decenas de miles de latinos se han beneficiado con Obamacare” LSSP health insurance navigator Elizabeth Garcia speaks to Estrella TV about how the ACA is a lifeline for thousands who use it to afford the critical care they need, like LSSP client Hugo Ramos.
Elizabeth García, navegante del seguro de salud de LSSP, habla a Estrella TV acerca de cómo el ACA es un salvavidas para miles de personas que lo usan para pagar el cuidado crítico que necesitan, como el cliente de LSSP, Hugo Ramos.
“Consumers worry about what will happen after ACA repeal” The Charlotte Observer speaks to LSSP attorneys Doug Sea and Madison Hardee on the potential negative impacts that could result from repealing the Affordable Care Act without a similar policy to replace it on LSSP clients like Sara Kelly Jones and Lana Rubright.
“Denuncian riesgos si se revoca ‘Obamacare’” Hola Noticias covers LSSP’s #CoverageMatters event, hosted in partnership with the NC Justice Center to raise awareness of the need for continued access to affordable health care ahead of plans by Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
“What on Earth Are You Going to Do?” Consumers Navigate Obamacare Uncertainty WFAE story features LSSP health insurance navigator Julieanne Taylor and two LSSP clients, Darlene Hawes and Sara Kelly Jones
“La Realidad legal de las deportaciones de Trump” LSSP immigration attorney speaks to post-election concerns in Charlotte’s immigrant community and outlines how to be prepared in Hola Noticias
Despite Problems, ACA Plans under $100 available for some. Sign-Ups start Nov. 1 Madison Hardee clarifies what consumers can expect for open enrollment period for health insurance in the Charlotte Observer
Inicia periodo de inscripción a Obamacare LSSP health insurance navigator Elizabeth Garcia explains what consumers can expect for the upcoming open enrollment period for health insurance in Hola Noticias
“What to do about NC’s uninsured?” LSSP client Tim Messenger featured in a Charlotte Observer article outlining the the discussion around Medicaid expansion in NC
LSSP staff attorney Madison Hardee highlighted by The Charlotte Observer as a Charlottean who made our community better in 2015 through her work to increase access to health care in Mecklenburg and beyond
NC Lawyers Weekly article on importance of pro bono work by Associate Justice Cheri Beasley, NC Supreme Court, including recognition of local attorneys who volunteered with LSSP’s Safe Child Immigrant Project
New Mecklenburg County Bar President Cory Hohnbaum speaks about the work LSSP, Legal Aid of North Carolina, Safe Alliance, Council for Children’s Rights and local attorneys are doing to increase access to justice for families, individuals and children in legal crisis
LSSP Executive Director Ken Schorr contributes in a piece by The Charlotte Observer Editorial Board on the Senate budget bill’s attempts to cut the N.C. Fair Housing Act and the state’s Human Relations Commission, which enforce and promote equal opportunity in housing, employment, public accommodations, and other areas
Diana, a consumer who came to a LSSP navigator to sign up for health insurance, was featured in several articles across the U.S. on the King v. Burwell decision, including this Citizen-Times Article
Read an article on LSSP’s work with local attorneys to protect unaccompanied immigrant children through the Safe Child Immigrant Project in the June edition of the Mecklenburg County Bar News
Read an article in the summer edition of the North Carolina State Bar Journal on the pro bono work of committed young attorneys in N.C. who serve local nonprofits like LSSP and Legal Aid of North Carolina (p. 20)
LSSP among organizations that signed on to Southern Hiv/Aids Strategy Initiative (SASI)’s letter to the Office of National AIDS Policy advocating for increased HIV prevention funding to hard hit areas.
LSSP attorney Kasey Underwood speaks up for those who have lost their jobs by no fault of their own but are still waiting too long to receive critical unemployment benefits for them and their families in this Observer article
LSSP Health Insurance Navigator Anand Dwivedi was interviewed for a WBTV News segment on ways local residents can access the healthcare marketplace while healthcare.gov is under construction.
Staff attorney Leah Kane featured as a guest on United Way’s TV show, Living United, on WTVI discussing the impact of the recent cuts to unemployment benefits in N.C. and how local agencies are working to help those affected
LSSP Executive Director Ken Schorr and Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte
Senior Managing Attorney Ted Fillette were both featured in The Charlotte
Observer’s feature on leaders in the region who significantly contributed to
the well-being of the community in 2012
Office of Violence Against Women grant awarded to Mecklenburg County to establish
Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Center at Safe Alliance facility; LANC
and LSSP to serve on advisory board and contribute legal services