News • March 19, 2020

ENC & Other Advocacy Groups Call For NC To Consider Vulnerable Groups In Coronavirus Response

A coalition of social advocacy organizations on Thursday called for lawmakers to consider vulnerable populations in their response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Among the actions the coalition — dubbed NC United for Survival & Beyond — called for are the expansion of Medicaid, the freedom of people convicted of non-violent crimes and a moratorium on all evictions and foreclosures through the end of the year. Furthermore, the group called for a guaranteed 14 days of paid sick leave and three months of family medical leave for all workers, the extension of unemployment benefits to 26 weeks and for public schools to be used as free food distribution sites.

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