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BMORENEWS WEEKEND REPORT (1.14.16): Consent Decree, Expungement Fair Monday, Health Coverage thru Jan. 31st

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STATE’S ATTORNEY TO HOLD EXPUNGEMENT FAIR ON MONDAY (PG)

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks, in partnership with the Prince George’s County and J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Associations and Community of Hope AME Church will host an Expungement Fair on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 16th.

The goal is to help citizens who may have a criminal history get their lives back on track by determining if charges on their record are eligible for expungement. There are many people who have had charges dismissed or been found not guilty, but still have the contact on their record and it is preventing them from gaining employment.

Attorneys and support staff will be on hand to assist individuals with that process. In addition to citizens who had charges dismissed or were found not guilty, those with convictions for non-violent offenses or who received a PBJ for a charge are also encouraged to attend to see if you are eligible for an expungement.

WHAT: Let Freedom Ring Day of Service Expungement Fair

WHEN: January 16, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Community of Hope AME Church, 3701 Branch Avenue, Hillcrest Heights, MD 2072 (Iverson Mall, lower level)


PRESS CONFERENCE ON WED., JAN. 18:  ELECTED OFFICIALS, HEALTH ADVOCATES ANNOUNCE MARYLAND HEALTH CONNECTION “EXTOL & ENROLL” INITIATIVE

Sen. Van Hollen, Rep. Sarbanes, Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Wen,

and the Rev. Dr. Cleveland Mason to Announce Statewide Enrollment Events

 

BALTIMORE (Jan. 13, 2017) ⎼ Maryland Health Connection will hold a press conference on Jan. 18 in Baltimore to announce “Extol & Enroll,” a major health coverage enrollment initiative at faith organizations throughout the state.  The 2017 open enrollment period ends Jan. 31.

 

WHO:

Sen. Chris Van Hollen

Rep. John Sarbanes

Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore City Health Commissioner

Vincent DeMarco, president of the Healthcare for All! Coalition

The Rev. Dr. Cleveland Mason, president of the United Baptist Missionary Convention of Maryland

Jonathan Kromm, acting executive director of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

Wandra Ashley-Williams, vice president of the Maryland State Conference of the NAACP

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m.

 

WHERE:

Episcopal Diocese Center, Peabody Room

4 University Parkway

Baltimore, MD 21218

Free parking is available. Lot entrance is on Charles Street.

 

DETAILS:

Open enrollment for 2017 health and dental coverage through Maryland Health Connection ends Jan. 31. Federal, state and local leaders will discuss the importance and availability of health coverage and financial assistance through Maryland Health Connection and encourage Marylanders to enroll before the deadline. They also will announce Extol & Enroll, a series of enrollment and informational events at a dozen faith organizations across the state during the weekend of Jan. 21-22. Event details are available at www.marylandhealthconnection.gov/faithweekend.