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THURSDAY: Advocates, Community Leaders to Highlight Racial Disparities in Health Care Amid Pandemic

Town Hall Aims to Engage Hundreds of North Carolinians Concerned About the Public Health Crisis

**Media may RSVP here or by emailing**

Raleigh, N.C. – On Thursday, April 30 at 6:00 p.m., Piedmont Rising will host a virtual town hall to discuss how the novel coronavirus pandemic is disproportionately affecting communities of color and what steps North Carolinians can take to build an action plan for positive change.

A recent report released by Piedmont Rising showed that Black residents—and most likely Hispanic/Latino and Native American residents—are bearing the brunt of this crisis. Piedmont Rising has urged North Carolina’s elected leaders like Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr to fight for greater transparency in data collection and reporting to address systemic problems that perpetuate a disparate system.

Town Hall panelists will discuss how we can lessen the negative repercussions of this pandemic across North Carolina’s most vulnerable communities.


  • Casey Wilkinson, Piedmont Rising Executive Director

  • Pilar Rocha-Goldberg, President/CEO, El Centro Hispano, Inc.

  • Xaviera “Zay” Bell, Executive Director, Zeal of Xander

WHAT: Virtual town hall to discuss racial disparities in health care, especially as related to Medicaid expansion and COVID-19

WHEN: Thursday, April 30th, 6:00PM

MEDIA RSVP: Press interested in joining the virtual town hall may register HERE or RSVP to Jessica Coscia at


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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