The new federal “public charge” rule is set to go into effect on October 15 of this year.  Here’s a link to my blog from a couple of weeks ago  that dives into what the new rule is and what it can mean from a public health perspective.

There’s confusion within the community regarding the rule, including which programs are included, who is affected and who is exempt from the public charge test.  Several Arizona organizations are putting on a town hall event to help answer those questions. 

It’s on Monday, September 16th at 6pm at the Encanto Elementary School Cafeteria.  It’ll  include a panel discussion to inform attendees about the new rule and immigration attorneys will be on site to answer individual questions.  

Here’s the Town Hall Flyer in English and  Spanish.   For those of you outside the Phoenix metro area, please note that the coalition is looking into hosting similar events in Tucson and Yuma.

Here’s the event on Facebook and a social media toolkit for the Public Charge issue.  Also, here’s a  Factsheet in English and Spanish.