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Join National Civil Rights Call for Economic Justice - Telephone Lifeline

Join Us: A National Civil Rights Call on Protecting and Expanding the Lifeline Program, September 12th, 2-3pm EST

Thanks to the Lifeline program, our nation's most vulnerable and chronically underserved – struggling families, communities of color, native populations, seniors, veterans, and rural residents—are able to maintain telephone service that would otherwise be unaffordable. But recent media attention has ignored the benefits of this critical program, focusing instead on perceptions of fraud and abuse.  Read our blog post on the Lifeline Program.

Join Representative Doris Matsui (D. CA-6), California Public Utilities Commissioner Catherine J.K. Sandoval, advocates, and experts for a national conference call to discuss the importance of protecting and expanding Lifeline. Speakers will discuss the most recent attacks on the program and how you can take action to protect and expand this essential service. There will be time for Q&A with speakers at the end of the call.

September 12, 2013, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

Please RSVP here to receive a dial-in number

  • Keynote Address: Representative Doris Matsui, D. CA-6
  • Edyael Casaperalta, Program and Research Associate, Center for Rural Strategies
  • Commissioner Catherine J.K. Sandoval, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Professor David Super, Georgetown Law School
  • Jessica González, Vice President, Policy & Legal Affairs, National Hispanic Media Coalition
  • Moderated by Nancy Zirkin, Executive Vice President, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

This event is one of several activities designed to highlight National Telephone Discount Awareness Week. For more information, visit www.civilrights.orgQuestions? Please email




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