National Association of Attorneys General
AGs to Congress: Support Funding for the Legal Services Corporation
For Release: May 1, 2019 | 1:00 pm Eastern Time
Contact: Allison Gilmore | 202-326-6047 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington, D.C. --- The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to Congress today in support of continued funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC).
“For nearly 45 years, LSC funding has helped veterans and military families secure important benefits, supported survivors of domestic violence, and provided vital assistance to families facing foreclosure, victims of natural disasters, seniors, and disabled Americans. Today, it is also an essential support for rural and low-income Americans and families affected by the nationwide opioid epidemic,” reads the NAAG letter signed by 42 state and territory attorneys general.
LSC also supports collaboration between legal aid organizations and private firms and attorneys. LSC provides federal funding to over 130 nonprofit legal aid programs which provide services to people in need.
The letter was addressed to the leadership of the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations and their respective subcommittees.
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The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) was founded in 1907 to help attorneys general fulfill the responsibilities of their office and to assist in the delivery of high-quality legal services to the states and territorial jurisdictions.