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This Hispanic Heritage Month Sen. Tillis Must Address Racial Disparities in Health Care

September 16, 2020

Piedmont Rising Kicks-Off Hispanic Heritage Month with Call for Senator Tillis to Address Racial Disparities in Health Care

Tillis must address the Senate’s failures on pandemic relief and access to health care which continue to have a disparate impact on millions of families -- particularly North Carolina’s Hispanic/Latino households, which have been hit especially hard.

Raleigh, NC – Piedmont Rising Executive Director Casey Wilkinson made the following statement in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month: 

“Part of honoring Hispanic heritage in this country is ensuring that we stand with Latino communities so they are able to access affordable, high-quality health care. 

Despite their contributions to keeping America fed and safe through their essential work, millions of Latinos and their families have disproportionately felt the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and have been excluded from the workplace protections and health coverage that they deserve.

This month is a reminder that we must do more to help these brave frontline workers and health care providers, who are risking their lives to keep us healthy.

Rather than wasting time falsely laying blame on Latinos for the surge of COVID-19 cases, we need Senator Tillis to address the Senate’s failures on pandemic relief, PPE, workplace protections, and access to health care which continue to have a disparate impact on North Carolina’s most vulnerable communities -- including Hispanic/Latino households.

The Latino community is an integral part of North Carolina and they too deserve representation in Washington. This month, as we honor the Hispanic community and their contributions to North Carolina, we must continue to fight for the health care of all Americans, especially those hit hardest by the ongoing attacks on our care.”


About Piedmont Rising

Piedmont Rising is a 501 (c)4 issue advocacy organization built by and for North Carolinians to advocate for lower insurance premiums and prescription drug costs and to ensure that more people have access to safe and affordable health care. Through grassroots organizing, education, and engagement, we are amplifying our health care stories and holding our elected officials accountable to the people, and issues they were elected to represent.

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