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Supreme Court rejects North Carolina Voter ID law appeal – Controversial law was struck down last year

Information courtesy of CNN, ABC News, NPR, the Washington Post, and the LA Times

The Supreme Court has refused to review a lower court decision striking down North Carolina’s voter ID law. The controversial law was struck down last summer in a decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which found that the law unfairly targeted African-American voters.

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American Health Care Act Pulled Without a Vote

Information courtesy of the Autism Society, ANCOR, NBC News, and the Kaiser Family Foundation

Last week, Fifth Freedom sent out an alert saying the House of Representatives was scheduled to vote on the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA). However, lacking needed support for the bill, House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill from the floor without a vote.  The AHCA would have repealed and replace the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare, and made serious cuts to Medicaid spending, reducing the amount of Medicaid funding states receive for the elderly, individuals with disabilities, children, and all other adults.

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Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic Fair Housing Podcast – The IRS & Avoiding Tax Scams

Information courtesy of the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic

The Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic is a non-profit that offers pro bono legal advice to low income and immigrant families. The Clinic produces a podcast about legal issues called “Courting Justice”. The most recent episode is on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and avoiding tax scams. Learn about common misconceptions about the IRS, tips you need to know to avoid tax scams, and what to do if you become the victim of a tax scam or identity theft.

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Arc of Indiana Utility Support Program

Information courtesy of The Arc of Indiana

Winter is coming soon, and it’s bringing big energy bills. The Arc of Indiana is accepting applications for its Utility Support Program. The program is designed to assist people with disabilities and their families through the distribution of funds for heating or cooling utility bills.

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Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic Fair Housing Podcast

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