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Healthcare in the Immigrant Community: A Town Hall

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Ground Zero Performance Cafe / USC

615 Childs Way

Los Angeles, CA 90007

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This panel-style discussion will provide a space for students and community members concerned about the recent issues surrounding the concept of public charge and how it can potentially pose a significant threat to low-income and/or immigrant communities. The proposal by the current Administration to broaden the definition of the term would threaten immigrants and their families' access to Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and many other services.

The subject of healthcare, affordability, & access is a hotly debated and highly complicated matter. The current Administration is working towards a number of healthcare and immigration reforms, such as repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), enacting a policy of child-separation, and re-shaping conversations surrounding the definition of the term “public charge,” leaving many in the country who require or may soon require medical attention in a state of confusion and anxiety.

Our Healthcare Town Hall will equip our community and its young leaders with the knowledge and tools necessary to create informed and positive impacts for the greater community. The panel portion of the program will provide a platform for attendees to engage with speakers, submit public comment to the federal government, and register to vote.

This event is free and open to the public. Free Chick-fil-A sandwiches will be provided to the first 100 attendees registered.


PANELISTS


PETER BARTH
Director of Public Policy & Government Relations, First 5 LA


GABRIELLE LESSARD
Senior Policy Attorney, National Immigration Law Center


DOREENA WONG
Project Director-Health Access Project, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles


PARKING

On-campus parking is available for $12. Use the McCarthy Way Entrance (Gate 3), enter off Figueroa at McCarthy Way.

Limited metered parking surrounding the USC campus is also available.


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ABOUT CAUSE VOTE INITIATIVES

The CAUSE Voter Outreach, Training, and Education (VOTE) Initiatives, is a year-round civic engagement program that includes voter registration and voter pledges, candidate debates, voter education and registration workshops, and community issue town halls for Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) of all ages.

In order for our APA communities to be aware, mobilize, and vote in future political debates, our Voter Outreach, Training, and Education (VOTE) Initiatives provide culturally-aware outreach resources to encourage civic participation. We understand that our communities need to have the knowledge, access, and network to be fully immersed in our democracy. Our programs inspire APAs of all ages to voice their vote and define their future. Our community issue town halls provide a greater understanding of various issues that directly impact the APA community.

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